The St. John’s Red Storm will have the talent to win the Big East and make a deep run in the NCAA tournament in the 2013-14 college basketball season. For that to happen, though, they will have to find a way to score more.
St. John’s ranked 229th in the country last season in points per game. 65.3 points per game on average is not going to get the job done, unless if a team has an amazing defense that is. The Red Storm do have Chris Obekpa, who averaged four blocks per game last season, but their record of 17-16 showed that their defense did not dominate opposing teams.
The Red Storm do have two very good scorers on their team, though. D’Angelo Harrison put up 17.8 points per game last season and Jakarr Sampson averaged 14.9 points per game. There was one other player who averaged 10 or more points per game.
Top prospect Rysheed Jordan joining the team could help out the offense as he is the No. 17 ranked recruit in the nation, according to ESPN.
This could be head coach Steve Lavin’s best team yet and St. John’s will definitely have some high expectations for the upcoming season, but we have heard that before.
If this team can find a way to score it can compete with anyone in the country, let alone the Big East Conference. The talent is there for the Red Storm to succeed and it will be interesting to see if they can actually make some noise in the upcoming season.