St. John’s fans were hoping to see JaKarr Sampson in uniform last season, but after failing to qualify last fall, Sampson made the decision to re-open his recruitment and return to Brewster Academy (NH).
Well, head coach Steve Lavin continued to make Sampson a top priority and it wasn’t long before he reaffirmed his commitment to the Johnnies.
On Friday night, as part of St. John’s annual Midnight Madness event, fans got to witness the athleticism and true potential of Sampson, even if it was off an uncontested dunk.
Well, Sampson made the crowd in Queens explode on Friday night with a little help from fellow St. John’s newcomer, Orlando Sanchez.
Sanchez started with the ball, beginning with a craft “soccer flip” pass to himself underneath the hoop. Sanchez caught the pass (which may very well have been the most difficult part) and flipped it up to the cutting Sampson.
Sampson caught the near-perfect pass and threw down a ridiculous 360-alley oop, igniting the crowd and the ESPN announcer for that matter.
Check out the dunk below:
St. John’s will begin the 2012-13 season on Nov. 13 as they play host to visiting Detroit. The game will be played at Carnesecca Arena in Queens.
Following the team’s opening contest, St. John’s will then travel to Charleston, South Carolina as part of the 2012 Charleston Classic where they will open the eight-team tournament against the College of Charleston.
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