A handful of St. John’s University, Jamaica, current and former men’s basketball players are trying their hand at playing professional hoops around the world.
Solly Walker, the first black player in St. John’s history, will be honored Oct. 22 at El Caribe Country Club, Mill Basin, by the Brooklyn U.S.A. Athletic Association, a community-based organization established in 1974 to help improve the quality of life for youth in Central Brooklyn.
Amir Garrett, who once played small forward for the St. John’s University, Jamaica, men’s basketball team, currently plays pro baseball as a starting pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds.
The Old-Timers hosted its 58th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner May 5 at Sirico’s Caterers in Dyker Heights. Five new members – of which four were products of the local CHSAA – were enshrined for their basketball accomplishments as they joined the list of over 200 deserving inductees.
For one night in Jamaica, two former Clippers’ prodigies squared off against one another as coaches on the college stage.
Of course the ties to St. John’s are present, but for the five-time NBA All-Star and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, the ties to the entire Diocese of Brooklyn make this coaching homecoming that much more special.
The living legends of New York City basketball came together for the 56th annual Basketball Old-Timers of America dinner and Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Diocese of Brooklyn basketball legend Chris Mullin has been named the 20th head coach of the St. John’s University, Jamaica, men’s basketball team, replacing Steve Lavin.
St. John’s University senior guard D’Angelo Harrison became the third player in school history to reach the 2,000-pt. plateau.
As an original Boston Celtic and as a college and professional hoops coach for nearly 30 years, Joe Lapchick is a pillar of leadership and sportsmanship. So to keep alive the late St. John’s University coach’s memory, the Joe Lapchick Character Award Foundation each year honors deserving individuals who have left their mark on the […]