A lot of the talk is about D’Angelo Harrison and Jakarr Sampson returning to the St. John’s Red Storm in the 2013-14 college basketball season, but there are two other players that could play big roles for this team in the upcoming season.
Those two are Phil Greene IV and Chris Obekpa.
Greene IV averaged 10.1 points per game this past season, while shooting a terrible 22.7 percent from behind the arc. Assuming that he improves his shot, he could really increase his points in the upcoming season. He did average more than 30 minutes per game and he gets his fair share of attempts. It is now up to him to improve, so he can make a big impact for the Red Storm.
As for Obekpa, he played 26 minutes per game on average and was able to put up 3.9 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game. However, it is his four blocks per game that should have everyone excited. He is a blocking machine at 6’9” and he could become more of an offensive threat with more looks. He only shot the ball 3.7 times per game, which is barely any.
Both of these players may not be the stars next season, since Sampson and Harrison pretty much already established that role, but that does not mean that they will not make a big impact for this team.
The Red Storm have not met expectations under Steve Lavin yet, but there is so much talent on this team that you would think they would perform at some point. Next season seems to finally be that year.
Watch out for Greene IV and Obekpa in the 2013-14 college basketball season and the St. John’s Red Storm as well.
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