2016-2017 St. John's Red Storm

2016-2017 St. John's Red Storm Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
1 Bashir Ahmed Jr SF 6-7 210 - New York (NY) United States John F. Kennedy High School
3 Amar Alibegovic Jr F 6-9 240 Mar 31, 1995 Rome Bosnia and Herzegovina / Italy Istituto Minerva
23 Justin Cole Fr G 6-2 190 - Rockville Centre (NY) United States Archbishop Molloy High School
0 Malik Ellison So SF 6-6 215 Sep 17, 1996 Bryn Mawr (PA) United States Life Center Academy
20 Richard Freudenberg Fr F 6-9 200 Aug 31, 1998 Heidelberg Germany Luitpold Gymnasium
12 Elijah Holifield So G 6-3 185 - Atlanta (GA) United States Pace Academy
24 Brandon Lawrence Fr SG 6-2 175 - Union City (CA) United States Moreau Catholic High School
15 Marcus LoVett, Jr. Fr PG 6-0 175 Mar 4, 1996 Chicago (IL) United States Morgan Park High School
4 Federico Mussini So PG 6-2 170 Mar 12, 1996 Reggio Emilia Italy N/A
11 Tariq Owens So PF 6-11 220 Jun 30, 1995 Baltimore (MD) United States St. Vincent Pallotti High School
2 Shamorie Ponds Fr SG 6-1 165 Jun 29, 1998 Brooklyn (NY) United States Thomas Jefferson High School
35 Yankuba Sima So C 6-11 220 Jul 28, 1996 Girona Spain Arlington Country Day School
45 Darien Williams Sr PF 6-8 235 - San Francisco (CA) United States St. John Bosco High School
14 Kassoum Yakwe So PF 6-7 210 Oct 9, 1997 Bamako Mali / United States Our Savior New American School

St. John's Transfers Sitting Out 2016-2017

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality Transferred From
- Marvin Clark Jr. Jr F 6-7 225 Nov 3, 1994 Kansas City (MO) United States Michigan State
- Justin Simon So PG 6-5 205 May 6, 1996 Temecula (CA) United States Arizona

Recent St. John's Red Storm History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2016-2017 14-19 (7-11) 8th (Big East) 2nd Rnd N/A
2015-2016 8-24 (1-17) 10th (Big East) 1st Rnd N/A
2014-2015 21-12 (10-8) 5th (Big East) 2nd Rnd NCAA 1st Rnd
2013-2014 20-13 (10-8) 3rd (Big East) 2nd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2012-2013 17-16 (8-10) 11th (Big East) 2nd Rnd NIT 2nd Rnd
2011-2012 13-19 (6-12) 11th (Big East) 1st Rnd N/A
2010-2011 21-12 (12-6) 3rd (Big East) 3rd Rnd NCAA 1st Rnd
2009-2010 17-16 (6-12) 13th (Big East) 2nd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2008-2009 16-18 (6-12) 13th (Big East) 2nd Rnd CBI 1st Rnd
2007-2008 11-19 (5-13) 14th (Big East) N/A N/A
2006-2007 16-15 (7-9) 11th (Big East) 1st Rnd N/A
2005-2006 12-15 (5-11) 13th (Big East) N/A N/A
2004-2005 9-18 (3-13) 11th (Big East) N/A N/A
2003-2004 6-21 (1-15) 14th (Big East) N/A N/A
2002-2003 21-13 (7-9) 9th (Big East) 2nd Rnd NIT Champion

2016-2017 St. John's Red Storm Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Shamorie Ponds NABC All-District (5) Second Team
Marcus LoVett, Jr. Big East All-Rookie Team
Shamorie Ponds Big East All-Rookie Team
Marcus LoVett, Jr. Big East Freshman of the Week (Feb 13, 2017)
Marcus LoVett, Jr. Big East Freshman of the Week (Feb 6, 2017)
Shamorie Ponds Big East Freshman of the Week (Jan 2, 2017)
Shamorie Ponds Big East Freshman of the Week (Feb 27, 2017)
Shamorie Ponds Big East Freshman of the Week (Dec 26, 2016)
Shamorie Ponds Big East Freshman of the Week (Dec 12, 2016)
Shamorie Ponds Big East Freshman of the Week (Jan 30, 2017)

2016-2017 St. John's Red Storm Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. LoVett, Jr. S. Ponds M. Ellison K. Yakwe B. Ahmed
Rotation F. Mussini     D. Williams  
Rotation       A. Alibegovic  
Rotation       T. Owens  
Lim PT   B. Lawrence   R. Freudenberg J. Cole
Lim PT   E. Holifield     Y. Sima

2016-2017 St. John's Red Storm Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Shamorie Ponds 33 33.6 17.4 4.4 3.1 2.1 0.2 1.9
Marcus LoVett, Jr. 30 31.6 15.9 2.9 3.8 1.3 0.0 2.6
Bashir Ahmed 33 26.7 13.4 5.5 1.2 0.5 0.6 2.3
Federico Mussini 30 19.2 8.2 1.7 0.9 0.6 0.0 1.0
Malik Ellison 33 24.8 7.4 3.3 2.5 0.9 0.2 1.8
Yankuba Sima 10 17.8 6.0 3.5 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.9
Tariq Owens 32 18.8 5.2 5.1 0.5 0.6 2.2 0.9
Kassoum Yakwe 33 20.5 4.2 3.2 0.8 0.2 1.9 0.9
Darien Williams 24 11.9 3.8 2.6 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.6
Amar Alibegovic 26 10.3 2.1 1.7 0.7 0.2 0.4 0.6
Brandon Lawrence 1 2.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Richard Freudenberg 26 9.3 1.3 1.3 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.7
Elijah Holifield 7 1.9 1.3 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.3
Justin Cole 2 2.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2016-2017 St. John's Red Storm Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Chris Mullin Head Coach 2015-2016 Advisor to the Chairman (Sacramento Kings, 2013 to )
Barry Rohrssen Associate Head Coach 2015-2016 Assistant Coach (Kentucky, 2014 to 2015)
Greg St. Jean Assistant Coach 2015-2016 Assistant Player Development Coach (Sacramento Kings, 2014 to 2015)
Matt Abdelmassih Assistant Coach 2015-2016 Assistant Coach (Iowa State, 2011 to 2015)
Mitch Richmond Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Special Assistant (St. John's, 2015 to 2016)
Kathleen Meehan Athletic Director 2016-2017 N/A
Mark Frotto Director of Sports Information 2012-2013 N/A
Dan Matic Director of Basketball Operations 2015-2016 Assistant Coach (South Alabama, 2013 to 2015)