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Jack McMahon

Jack McMahon (College basketball. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Dec. 3, 1928; died, Chicago, IL, June 11, 1989.) Captain of the first St. John’s team to reach the final of the N.C.A.A. tournament, John Joseph McMahon moved on to a long career as a pro player and coach. A high-scoring guard, McMahon played for St. John’s teams, […]

Frank McGuire

Frank McGuire (College basketball. Born, New York, NY, Nov. 8, 1914; died, West Columbia, SC, Oct. 11, 1994.) Few of the famous names in college basketball coaching have ever approached the record of Frank McGuire. He was a standout player at St. John’s who later returned to coach the Redmen for five seasons. McGuire was […]

Bob Zawoluk

Bob Zawoluk (College basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Dec. 13, 1930; died, Spring Valley, NY, Jan. 9, 2007.)  In the first 80 years of basketball at St. John’s, only one team reached the N.C.A.A. national championship game and Robert Zawoluk was the scoring leader of that 1952 squad.  At 6’7”, Zawoluk made an immediate impact on […]

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