The Red Storm have been on fire as of late, entering the mix of newcomers on the NCAA Tournament bubble by winning their last 4 games (after losing four of their previous 5). But what team will showup the rest of the season? The St. John's team that took down the likes of Cincinnati and Notre Dame in January or the one that posted losses to San Francisco and UNC-Asheville in December?
We are leaning towards the later given St. John's youth and development as the season has gone on- from the likes of their top seven rotational players being freshmen or sophomores. Chris Obekpa, the nation's leader in blocks per game, is limited offensively, but can protect the rim at a high-rate. Sir'Dominic Pointer has played well lately- with four double-digit scoring games in his six, but the real keys are the development and steady scoring punch of 6'8" forward Jakarr Sampson, who has hit double-figure scoring in every game but one since November 16th and D'Angelo Harrison, the team's leading scorer who has back-to-back 20+ point performances.