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Fear the COCK.

Posted: January 7, 2011 in College Sports

Excitement is back at St. Peter’s College for the first time since star Keydren Clark ran the point for the Peacocks. The Peacocks returned all 5 starters from a team that showed signs of promise last season. They received their highest preseason rank ever at number 3. Led by first team all MAAC preseason selection Wesley Jenkins and second team selections Ryan Bacon and Nick Leon, the Peacocks are poised for run at the MAAC championship. This season is special for Coach Dunne because he will see members of his first recruiting class graduate.  Jenkins, Leon, and Bacon have set the groundwork for a program on the rise and would like to finish their careers on top. With sophomores Yvon Raymond and Steve Samuels a year older and more experienced , you will see major improvements in their game. UTEP transfer Blaise Ffrench will also add much needed depth to the backcourt. SPC has started off 3-0 in the MAAC conference this season and take on 2-1 Iona tonight in New Rochelle. Check in tomorrow for a recap of the game.

Peacock Captain Nick Leon.

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We are…St. Johns.

Posted: January 7, 2011 in College Sports

St. John's Guard Dwight Hardy.

Is basketball back at SJU? It is hard to argue against this claim, as the Johnnies have started off 3-0 in the grueling Big East. The most impressive thing being road wins at West Virginia and Providence. I tuned in for the game against Georgetown at MSG and could not help but be impressed. I am finally buying into Steve Lavin’s style. He uses the teams length and athleticism to his benefit by pressing from start to end. The experience and depth of this team also helps when it comes to the Big East conference games. These guys have all been through this before. The play of combo-guard Dwight Hardy and forward Justin Brownlee has been very impressive. The quick moves off the dribble and versatility of Brownlee make them difficult match-ups for opposing teams. Big ups to Steve Lavin who is looking to take the program to the next level, bringing in a top 5 recruiting class next year. Lavin’s ties to the west coast has landed him a flury of ESPN top 100 players. Along with impressive freshman Dwayne Bollee, things are looking up for St. John’s. Thank God they got imcopitant recruiter Norm Roberts out. Guys want to play for Lavin, and he knows how to recruit players to the greatest city in the world.

2011 recruiting class:

33. Jakarr Sampson SF

42. Maurice Harkless SF

56. Dom Pointer SF

59. D’Angelo Harrison SG

63. Amir Garrett SF

72. Norvel Pelle PF