Steve Lavin

St. John’s third annual Dribble For The Cure raises $55K for cancer
St. John’s third annual Dribble For The Cure raises $55K for cancer
Sports Liam La Guerre 9/29/2013 at 3:42PM

About two years ago St. John’s University men’s basketball head coach Steve Lavin announced he had prostate cancer and would need surgery. Lavin missed most of the following season and had a successful surgery and recovery, but for members of the university and especially the men’s basketball team, talking about cancer still hits home. “Coach always talks [...]

St. John’s basketball loses forward Amir Garrett
St. John’s basketball loses forward Amir Garrett
News Queens Courier Staff 4/11/2013 at 1:56PM

BY JON PEREZ St. John’s sophomore Amir Garrett announced his intent to transfer from the men’s basketball program over Twitter on April 2. “After a long thought process of speaking with my family, I will be leaving the St. John’s Basketball Program,” Garrett said. “It was a well thought-out decision that didn’t just pop out [...]

St. John’s basketball player suspended for rest of season, including playoffs
St. John’s basketball player suspended for rest of season, including playoffs
News Terence M. Cullen 3/06/2013 at 9:49AM

As they faced a home stretch with three games left in the season, the Big East Tournament and prospects of making the NCAA tournament, shutting down the lead scorer and team captain might not have been expected. But St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin announced Friday, March 1 he was suspending guard D’Angelo Harrison for [...]

Johnnies take season opener
Sports Billy Rennison 11/15/2012 at 11:19AM

Celebrating head coach Steve Lavin’s return to the sideline, St. John’s opened the season with a block party. In his collegiate debut, freshman Chris Obekpa broke the school record with eight blocks, leading the Johnnies to a 77-74 win in their season opener against Detroit on Tuesday, November 13. “I just kept playing like the [...]

St. John’s opens season with Tip-Off event
St. John’s opens season with Tip-Off event
Sports Terence M. Cullen 10/15/2012 at 6:00PM

A St. John’s athletic communications staffer entered the media room of Carnesecca Arena to face a gaggle of reporters following the men’s basketball team’s October 12 Tip-Off. He asked the pool which of the “veterans” the reporters would like to speak with. Instinctively, they called out “D’Angelo [Harrison]” and “Amir [Garrett]” and then everyone seemed [...]

John Starks and St. John’s Dribbles for a Cure
John Starks and St. John’s Dribbles for a Cure
News Terence M. Cullen 9/24/2012 at 2:02PM

In front of nearly 400 students, children and family members, St. John’s men’s basketball coach Steve Lavin stood in his trademark black pants and white sneakers. His focus wasn’t basketball, the upcoming season or the string of new Dribbles recruits he has ushered in. Instead, Lavin reminded the crowd that cancer, in one way or [...]

Moe Harkless drafted by Philadelphia 76ers
Moe Harkless drafted by Philadelphia 76ers
News Terence M. Cullen 6/28/2012 at 9:05PM

After more than three months of waiting and debating, Moe Harkless is in the NBA. The 6-foot-8 small forward who spent only one year playing at St. John’s was selected 15th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers – becoming the first Red Storm player in 12 years to be a first-round pick. The Jamaica, Queens native [...]

Congrats grads!
Congrats grads!
Education & Kids Liam La Guerre 5/16/2012 at 1:57PM

St. John’s University graduated nearly 3,000 students on Mother’s Day, May 13, for its 142nd Commencement festivities. “Today is one of my favorite days of the year, when we get to celebrate the accomplishments of our students,” said Rev. Donald Harrington, president of the university. “And, I have to say that in my 23 years [...]

Queens native and St. John’s freshman Moe Harkless declares for NBA Draft
Queens native and St. John’s freshman Moe Harkless declares for NBA Draft
News Billy Rennison 3/19/2012 at 4:41PM

After an award-winning freshman season, Moe Harkless has decided to test the waters of the NBA draft. The Queens native announced his decision on Monday, March 19 at Madison Square Garden alongside his mother Rosa and Red Storm head coach Steve Lavin. “It has been my lifelong dream to play in the NBA, and I [...]