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A Look At St. John’s Red Storm’s Chris Obekpa For the Upcoming Season

Chris Obekpa

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Chris Obekpa is not going to lead the St. John’s Red Storm in scoring in the 2013-14 college basketball season, but he will still be one of the most important players on the team.

Obekpa averaged 3.9 points per game last season. However, he also grabbed 6.2 rebounds per game and averaged four block per game. Those two areas are why he is going to be so big in the upcoming season.

He is the best shot-blocker in college hoops and he will be a defensive force once again.

You would think that Obekpa would be taller with all of the shots he blocks, but he is actually only 6’9”.

This St. John’s team will be stacked with talent and fans should be really excited about the 2013-14 season. Although a lot of hype will surround D’Angelo Harrison and Jakarr Sampson, they are not the only two good players on the team. Sure, both will likely lead the team in scoring once again, but players like Obekpa will be key to winning a Big East title.

The Red Storm may have finished with an 8-10 record in conference play last season, but with so many players returning and some talent coming in, they will have a huge improvement when it comes to that overall record (17-16 last season).

Steve Lavin has himself a great basketball team and the college hoops world will witness that once the new season actually starts. Until then a lot of hype will buzz around this team and Obekpa is just one of many players to be excited about.

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