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St. John's University's Chris Mullin hangs onto a rebound against Rutgers' Steve Perry during their game on Jan. 5, 1984 at Madison Square Garden.

Top 10 St. John's alumni of all time

Newsday's Steve Marcus counts down the 10 greatest players to wear a St. John's University uniform.

10. HARRY BOYKOFFCenter, 1942-43, 1945-47A 6-9 player in
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Center, 1942-43, 1945-47
A 6-9 player in the early 1940s? Yes, and All-American Boykoff (fourth from left) led St. Johns University to its first NIT title after scoring 56 points in three games. He set the old Madison Square Garden scoring record with 45 points against St. Josephs, and was the first St. Johns player to score 1,000 career points.

9. ALAN SEIDENGuard, 1956-61St. Johns cornered the market
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Guard, 1956-61
St. Johns cornered the market on guards and Seiden (No. 33) was another terrific one who averaged double-figures every season. He was a model of consistency, averaging 18.3 points over his career. Scored 22 points as unseeded St. Johns defeated Bradley University in overtime of the 1959 NIT title game. May have invented And one! as he taunted opponents when he drove to the basket.

8. TONY JACKSONForward, 1958-61The most valuable player of

Forward, 1958-61
The most valuable player of the National Invitation Tournament in his freshman season, Jackson also grabbed 27 rebounds in one game that season. He averaged 21.1 points and 13.0 rebounds over his career.


7. LLOYD "SUNNY" DOVEForward, 1964-67Played the last season

Forward, 1964-67
Played the last season under legendary coach Joe Lapchick and the first under legendary coach Lou Carnesecca. He scored 1,576 career points and grabbed 1,036 career boards. He was among the best big men in St. John's history.

6. DICK MCGUIREGuard, 1943-44, 1946-49Averaged only 9.6 points
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Guard, 1943-44, 1946-49
Averaged only 9.6 points over his career, but was the best player of his day when it came to play making ability, court sense and ball handling. McGwire is enshrined in the National Basketball Hall of Fame.

5. MALIK SEALYForward, 1988-92His 2,403 career points rank
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Forward, 1988-92
His 2,403 career points rank second behind Chris Mullin. Broke Mullin's record by scoring in double figures over 102 straight games. Died tragically when his automobile was hit by a drunken driver in 2000.

4. MARK JACKSONGuard, 1983-87Jackson was the best setup
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Guard, 1983-87
Jackson was the best setup man in school history with 738 assists. He might have been the best point guard in the nation as a junior when he had a then NCAA-record 328 assists. Was the Big East defensive player of the year as a senior.

3. BOB ZAWOLUKCenter, 1949-52The bygone era produced some
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Center, 1949-52
The bygone era produced some great players and Zawoluk was probably the best in that time period. He was the first St. Johns player to average at least 20 points in a season, and still holds the school record for most free throws in a season (208), most points in a game (65) and most field goals in a game (25).


2. WALTER BERRYForward, 1984-86Coach Lou Carneseccas pick as
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Forward, 1984-86
Coach Lou Carneseccas pick as the all-time best, but a distant second to Mullin because the "Truth" only logged two seasons after transferring from San Jacinto Junior College. Still, a dominating force as he teamed with Mullin and scored 828 points in his senior year. Also a terrific rebounder. National college player of the year for the 1985-86 season.

1. CHRIS MULLINGuard, 1981-85Simply, the best. Mullin was
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Guard, 1981-85
Simply, the best. Mullin was already the best player on the floor as a freshman (16.6 points) and evolved into a consensus All-American. Holds school record with 2,440 points and during his career set records for steals, field goals made and free throw percentage. Had a stellar NBA career and would have drawn comparisons to Larry Bird had he played on better teams. Gave his first interview as a college player to Newsday.

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