2016–17 St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team

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2016–17 St. John's Red Storm men's basketball
St. John's Red Storm logo.svg
Conference Big East Conference
2016–17 record 14–19 (7–11 Big East)
Head coach Chris Mullin (2nd season)
Assistant coach Mitch Richmond
Assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih
Assistant coach Greg St. Jean
Home arena Carnesecca Arena
Madison Square Garden
Seasons
2016–17 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 Villanova 15 3   .833     32 4   .889
No. 21 Butler 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
Creighton 10 8   .556     25 10   .714
Seton Hall 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Providence 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Marquette 10 8   .556     19 13   .594
Xavier 9 9   .500     24 14   .632
Saint John's 7 11   .389     14 19   .424
Georgetown 5 13   .278     14 18   .438
DePaul 2 16   .111     9 23   .281
2017 Big East Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016–17 St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team represented St. John's University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They were coached by alumni and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member Chris Mullin in his second year at the school. They played their home games at Carnesecca Arena and Madison Square Garden as members of the Big East Conference. They finished the regular season 14–19, 7–11 in Big East play to finish in eighth place. They defeated Georgetown in the first round of the Big East Tournament before losing to Villanova in the quarterfinals.

Previous season[edit]

The Red Storm finished the 2015–16 season with a record of 8–24, 1–17 in Big East play to finish in last place in conference. They lost to Marquette in the first round of the Big East Tournament.

Preseason[edit]

Prior to the season, St. John's was picked to finish in eighth place in a poll of Big East coaches.[1] Shamorie Ponds was named the preseason Rookie of the Year.[1]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Christian Jones 2 F 6'7" 230 RS Junior Arlington, Texas Graduated.
Transferred to UNLV
Durand Johnson 5 G 6'6" 210 GS Baltimore, Maryland Graduated
Felix Balamou 10 G 6'4" 205 Senior Conakry, Guinea Graduated
Ron M'Vouika 24 G 6'6" 210 GS Paris, France Graduated
Yankuba Sima 35 C 6'11" 220 Sophomore Girona, Spain Transferred to Oklahoma State (Mid-Season)

Recruiting[edit]

Class of 2016 signees[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Shamorie Ponds
PG
Brooklyn, NY Thomas Jefferson High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sep 29, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN grade: 88
Richard Freudenberg
PF
Heidelberg, Germany Bayern Munich 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Feb 4, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Transfer additions[edit]

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Bashir Ahmed G/F 6'7" 210 Junior Bronx, New York junior college transfer from Hutchinson Community College (2 yrs immediate eligibility)
Marvin Clark Jr. F 6'7" 225 Junior Kansas City, Missouri transfer from Michigan State (2 yrs eligibility remaining)
Justin Simon G 6'5" 205 Sophomore Temecula, California transfer from Arizona (3 yrs eligibility remaining)

Class of 2017 signees[edit]

Roster[edit]

2016–17 St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Malik Ellison 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Life Center Academy Voorhees, NJ
G/F 1 Bashir Ahmed 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr John F. Kennedy
Hutchinson C.C.
Bronx, NY
G 2 Shamorie Ponds 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Thomas Jefferson Brooklyn, NY
F 3 Amar Alibegović 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Instituto Tecnico Minerva Rome, Italy
G 4 Federico Mussini 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Liceo Scientifico Aldo Moro Reggio Emilia, Italy
G 5 Justin Simon Current redshirt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Brewster Academy
Arizona
Temcula, CA
F 10 Marvin Clark Jr. Current redshirt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Sunrise Christian Academy
Michigan State
Kansas City, MO
F 11 Tariq Owens 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS So Mount Zion Prep
Tennessee
Odenton, MD
G 12 Elijah Holifield (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Pace Academy Atlanta, GA
F 14 Kassoum Yakwe 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Our Savior New American School Bamako, Mali
G 15 Marcus LoVett Jr. 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Fr Morgan Park Fort Wayne, IN
F 20 Richard Freudenberg 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Luitpold Gymnasium Heidelberg, Germany
G 23 Justin Cole (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Archbishop Molloy Rockville Centre, NY
G 24 Brandon Lawrence (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Moreau Catholic Union City, CA
F 45 Darien Williams 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr St. John Bosco
City College of San Francisco
Cerritos, CA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Oct 31, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Baruch W 99–49 
 21  Mussini   12  Owens   5  Lovett  Carnesecca Arena (3,727)
Queens, NY
Non-conference regular season
Nov 11, 2016*
9:00 pm, FSN
Bethune-Cookman W 100–53  1–0
 20  Mussini   4  Tied   7  Lovett  Carnesecca Arena (4,371)
Queens, NY
Nov 14, 2016*
6:30 pm, FS1
Binghamton
Battle 4 Atlantis opening round
W 77–61  2–0
 23  Lovett   10  Ponds   4  Tied  Carnesecca Arena (4,969)
Queens, NY
Nov 18, 2016*
9:00 pm, BTN
at Minnesota
Gavitt Tipoff Games
L 86–92  2–1
 31  Lovett   10  Ahmed   5  Lovett  Williams Arena (8,873)
Minneapolis, MN
Nov 23, 2016*
7:00 pm, AXS TV
vs. No. 24 Michigan State
Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals
L 62–73  2–2
 20  Lovett   7  Tied   3  Ellison  Imperial Arena (2,344)
Nassau, Bahamas
Nov 24, 2016*
7:00 pm, AXS TV
vs. VCU
Battle 4 Atlantis consolation second round
L 69–75  2–3
 18  Ponds   7  Tied   5  Lovett  Imperial Arena (1,362)
Nassau, Bahamas
Nov 25, 2016*
9:30 pm, AXS TV
vs. Old Dominion
Battle 4 Atlantis 7th place game
L 55–63  2–4
 16  Lovett   7  Ponds   3  Ponds  Imperial Arena (969)
Nassau, Bahamas
Nov 29, 2016*
6:30 pm, FS2
Delaware State L 72–79  2–5
 19  Ahmed   9  Ponds   4  Ponds  Carnesecca Arena (4,109)
Queens, NY
Dec 2, 2016*
8:00 pm, ESPNews
at Tulane W 95–75  3–5
 18  Lovett   7  Ahmed   5  Lovett  Devlin Fieldhouse (2,563)
New Orleans, LA
Dec 5, 2016*
6:30 pm, FS1
Cal State Northridge W 76–70  4–5
 25  Ponds   8  Ahmed   5  Tied  Carnesecca Arena (3,901)
Queens, NY
Dec 8, 2016*
6:30 pm, FS1
Fordham
Rivalry
W 90–62  5–5
 26  Ponds   8  Alibegovic   9  Ponds  Carnesecca Arena (4,474)
Queens, NY
Dec 11, 2016*
12:00 pm, FS1
vs. LIU Brooklyn
Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival
L 73–74  5–6
 18  Ponds   7  Williams   5  Ellison  Barclays Center (7,514)
Brooklyn, NY
Dec 18, 2016*
11:00 am, FS1
vs. Penn State
Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival
L 76–92  5–7
 22  Ellison   11  Owens   4  Ponds  Madison Square Garden (8,200)
New York City, NY
Dec 21, 2016*
7:00 pm, FSN
at Syracuse W 93–60  6–7
 21  Ponds   8  Yakwe   9  Lovett  Carrier Dome (18,363)
Syracuse, NY
Big East regular season
Dec 29, 2016
7:00 pm, FS1
No. 13 Butler W 76–73  7–7
(1–0)
 26  Ponds   7  Ponds   2  Lovett  Carnesecca Arena (5,602)
Queens, NY
Jan 1, 2017
2:00 pm, FS1
at DePaul W 79–73  8–7
(2–0)
 22  Lovett   9  Williams   8  Ellison  Allstate Arena (5,152)
Rosemont, IL
Jan 4, 2017
8:30 pm, FS1
No. 10 Creighton L 72–85  8–8
(2–1)
 23  Lovett   7  Ahmed   7  Ellison  Carnesecca Arena (4,928)
Queens, NY
Jan 7, 2017
2:30 pm, FS1
at No. 16 Xavier L 82–97  8–9
(2–2)
 32  Lovett   7  Ponds   5  Ponds  Cintas Center (10,474)
Cincinnati, OH
Jan 9, 2017
6:30 pm, FS1
at Georgetown L 55–83  8–10
(2–3)
 12  Ponds   6  Owens   2  Tied  Verizon Center (5,158)
Washington, D.C.
Jan 14, 2017
12:00 pm, FS1
No. 3 Villanova L 57–70  8–11
(2–4)
 13  Ponds   7  Owens   4  Lovett  Madison Square Garden (17,309)
New York City, NY
Jan 16, 2017
4:30 pm, FS1
DePaul
MLK Day Marathon
W 78–68  9–11
(3–4)
 23  Ellison   9  Owens   6  Ponds  Carnesecca Arena (5,602)
Queens, NY
Jan 22, 2017
12:00 pm, FS1
at Seton Hall L 73–86  9–12
(3–5)
 22  Lovett   7  Ahmed   4  Lovett  Prudential Center (9,801)
Newark, NJ
Jan 25, 2017
6:30 pm, FS1
at Providence W 91–86  10–12
(4–5)
 26  Lovett   6  Ellison   3  Tied  Dunkin' Donuts Center (10,314)
Providence, RI
Jan 29, 2017
6:00 pm, FS1
No. 24 Xavier L 77–82  10–13
(4–6)
 23  Ponds   6  Owens   6  Ellison  Madison Square Garden (8,723)
New York City, NY
Feb 1, 2017
7:00 pm, FS2
Marquette W 86–72  11–13
(5–6)
 23  Ahmed   11  Owens   5  Tied  Madison Square Garden (14,201)
New York City, NY
Feb 4, 2017
8:00 pm, CBSSN
at No. 4 Villanova L 79–92  11–14
(5–7)
 23  Lovett   7  Ahmed   6  Lovett  Wells Fargo Center (18,562)
Philadelphia, PA
Feb 11, 2017
12:00 pm, CBSSN
Seton Hall W 78–70  12–14
(6–7)
 19  LoVett   12  Owens   6  LoVett  Madison Square Garden (9,027)
New York City, NY
Feb 15, 2017
8:30 pm, FS1
at No. 24 Butler L 86–110  12–15
(6–8)
 20  Mussini   6  Owens   4  Ponds  Hinkle Fieldhouse (7,719)
Indianapolis, IN
Feb 21, 2017
8:00 pm, FS1
at Marquette L 71–93  12–16
(6–9)
 21  Ahmed   7  Ponds   6  Ponds  BMO Harris Bradley Center (13,370)
Milwaukee, WI
Feb 25, 2017
12:00 pm, FSN
Georgetown W 86–80  13–16
(7–9)
 24  Ponds   6  Tied   4  Lovett  Madison Square Garden (11,277)
New York City, NY
Feb 28, 2017
8:00 pm, CBSSN
at Creighton L 68–82  13–17
(7–10)
 16  Ponds   7  Ahmed   3  Tied  CenturyLink Center (17,006)
Omaha, NE
Mar 4, 2017
12:00 pm, FS2
Providence L 75–86  13–18
(7–11)
 29  Ponds   7  Tied   2  Freudenberg  Madison Square Garden (8,826)
New York City, NY
Big East Tournament
Mar 8, 2017
7:00 pm, FS1
(8) vs. (9) Georgetown
First round
W 74–73  14–18
 17  Ponds   8  Ellison   6  Ellison  Madison Square Garden (14,803)
New York, NY
Mar 9, 2017
12:00 pm, FS1
(8) vs. (1) No. 2 Villanova
Quarterfinals
L 67–108  14–19
 12  Tied   4  Tied   5  Lovett  Madison Square Garden (17,324)
New York, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Villanova Picked Unanimously Again To Win In Preseason Coaches' Poll". Big East Conference. Retrieved 2017-02-08.