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In Season Tidbits 4 weeks 17 hours ago #362976

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In Season Tidbits 4 weeks 17 hours ago #362985

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Paultzman wrote: Signing four players in the early period a rarity around here.


It’s a huge deal for us. Locks things up and we can move forward.
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In Season Tidbits 4 weeks 10 hours ago #363112

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MCNPA wrote:

Paultzman wrote: Signing four players in the early period a rarity around here.


It’s a huge deal for us. Locks things up and we can move forward.


It's so weird rooting for a team that actually operates like a well-functioning college program. It's going to take some time getting used to.
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In Season Tidbits 3 weeks 6 days ago #363143

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Anyone have any knowledge of how many Season Ticks were not renewed? Attendance numbers have been really bad.

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In Season Tidbits 3 weeks 6 days ago #363159

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Press release

Mike Anderson Inks Two Junior College Stars to Begin Early Signing Period

Vince Cole and Isaih Moore will suit up for the Red Storm beginning in 2020-21

· Web Release

QUEENS, N.Y. (Nov. 14, 2019) – With his first early signing period at St. John’s underway, Mike Anderson received commitments from a pair of junior college standouts. Vince Cole, a sophomore from Charleston, S.C., and Isaih Moore, another sophomore out of Columbia, S.C., have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Red Storm in 2020-21.

“We are thrilled to receive commitments from Vince and Isaih,” said Anderson. “They will serve as key pieces of the foundation we are building here at St. John’s. Both of these young men come with experience at the collegiate level and we believe they can make an immediate impact next season.”

Cole comes to Queens from the University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie, the no. 11 team in the nation according to the latest NJCAA Division I poll.

The 6-foot-6 guard garnered NJCAA Division I Region X Player of the Year honors and was named a Second Team All-American as a freshman, averaging 18.7 points per game on 47.4 percent shooting from the floor, including a 44.1 percent success rate from three-point range. He also sank his free throws at an 86.8 percent clip and grabbed 6.2 boards per outing.

“Vince is an explosive guard with a natural scoring ability and has good instincts on both ends of the court,” said Anderson. “He will be an important member of our roster next season because of his playmaking abilities, relentless work ethic and team-first mentality.”

This season, Cole has USC-Salk off to a 4-0 start and has averaged 25.5 of the team’s 94.3 points per game. He’s shooting 54.7 percent from the floor, including a 54.2 percent effort from beyond the arc, while averaging 5.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Cole scored 23 or more in three of his four games, including 32 points on 10-of-15 shooting at Indian River State on Saturday. He’s drained five of his seven chances from beyond the arc during that contest, a 96-84 win for the Indians. Cole is the reigning NJCAA Division I Player of the Week.

Moore will begin his St. John’s career following one year at Mississippi’s Pearl River Community College, the no. 10 team in this week’s NJCAA Division I poll. In three games this season, Moore is averaging 15.6 points and 11.0 rebounds per contest with two double-doubles. He went for 21 points and 15 boards in his debut before posting 21 and 12 in his second game.

“Isaih will bring a new dimension to our front court with his size and versatility,” said Anderson. “He can score, rebound, protect the rim, defend, all of which are key attributes that fit well with our brand of basketball.”

Moore, a 6-foot-10 forward with a wingspan stretching to 7-foot-6, played his freshman year at College of Charleston, making 11 appearances for a team that went 24-9 and reached the semifinals of the CAA Tournament before falling to eventual champion Northeastern. He averaged 2.8 points and 2.1 rebounds despite playing just 9.0 minutes per outing. His best performance came in his collegiate debut against Presbyterian on Nov. 6, posting 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting to go along with five rebounds in 19 minutes of work.

Moore and Cole played together on the AAU circuit with Upward Stars.
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In Season Tidbits 3 weeks 6 days ago #363165

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Didn't realize they played AAU together.
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In Season Tidbits 3 weeks 6 days ago #363175

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In Season Tidbits 3 weeks 6 days ago #363178

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Seems CMA is full-bore into rebuilding St. John's men's basketball from its roots--the fan base and the recruits/prospects he and his Staff are targeting.
Awesome to witness.
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In Season Tidbits 3 weeks 6 days ago #363181

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LOVE seeing CMA out there meeting with students. Not the first time he's done that, and certainly won't be the last.

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In Season Tidbits 3 weeks 6 days ago #363185

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It is amazing the amount of energy and work he’s putting into this job. I’m sure he’s as disappointed as anyone with the sparse crowds, but hopefully that picks up starting this weekend as the team’s success continues to grow. I’ll be at the MSG games, but wasn’t planning to get out to Queens this year. Seeing these lousy crowds is making me reconsider. Coach deserves better than what he’s seeing from our fan base. Maybe him getting the students all pumped up around campus will get more of them to show up.
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