Could the St. John's Red Storm Be the Biggest Sleeper In the Upcoming Season?

By Trevor Lowry
St. John's Red Storm
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The St. John’s Red Storm will once again have tremendous talent in the 2013-14 college basketball season, but will they even be ranked to tip off the season? We will have to wait and see for that one, but the Red Storm could be the biggest sleeper in the upcoming season.

It is not like St. John’s is a dark horse to win the Big East Conference. It actually should be considered as one of the top teams in the conference with all of the talent it has.

Returning will be three players that averaged 10+ points per game last season, among many others. The key returning player is D’Angelo Harrison, who put up 17.8 points per game last season.

Add in a five-star recruit–Rysheed Jordan–and one of the best incoming point guards in the nation (ESPN has him ranked as the third best PG in the 2013 class), and you will have a team that is ready to compete right now.

Yes, the Red Storm did finish last season with a 17-16 record, but the talent is there for them to win a national championship. Yes, I said it. Steve Lavin‘s team is really that good, yet we are talking about many other teams during this offseason.

Marquette, Georgetown and Creighton are all great teams, but St. John’s is right up there with them.

I doubt this team will start the season off in the top 25–although I would rank them–but it will be there at some point in the season. Once that happens, people can expect the Red Storm to stay there.

Sleep on this team all you want, but Lavin is going to be one happy man in the 2013-14 season.

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