Solly Walker Paved the Way for Future Johnnies

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.

Reds’ Pitcher Played Hoops at St. John’s

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.

Hoops Old-Timers Still Talk Plenty of Game

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.

It’s Time for the Chris Mullin Era

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 Lapchick Legacy

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 […]

Welcome Back, Casey

Originally from Jackson Heights, Niagara University head men’s basketball coach Chris Casey returned to Carnesecca Arena at St. John’s University, Jamaica, Dec. 2 for a non-conference game against the Red Storm. Casey spent six years at St. John’s: two as a director of operations and four as an assistant coach, 2004-2010, under Norm Roberts. He […]