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Chris Mullin

Chris Mullin (College basketball. Born, New York, NY, Aug. 30, 1963.) Few college basketball players have ever generated as much excitement among New York fans or won as many honors as Chris Mullin did with the St. John’s Redmen from 1981 to 1985. During that span, the Redmen won a Big East championship and made […]

Reggie Carter

Reggie Carter (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 6, 1957; died, Mineola, NY, Dec. 24, 1999.)  After a stellar career at Long Island Lutheran H.S., Reginald Carter matriculated at the University of Hawaii but, following a season in which he averaged 16.6 points per game, brought his skills to St. John’s.  In three seasons […]

Lou Carnesecca

Lou Carnesecca (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Jan. 5, 1925.)  “Louie” became indelibly identified with St. John’s basketball over the better part of 30 years as his mentor, Joe Lapchick, was before him.  Like Lapchick, Carnesecca also took a break between two terms as coach of the Redmen to handle a New York pro basketball […]

Harry Boykoff

Harry Boykoff (College basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, July 24, 1922; died, Santa Monica, CA, Feb. 20, 2001.)  Harry J. (Heshie or Big Hesh) Boykoff was the first big-time point producer in St. John’s basketball history.  Coach Joe Lapchick built his team around this 6’9” center from Brooklyn’s Thomas Jefferson H.S. in 1942-43 with excellent results.  Boykoff […]

Walter Berry

Walter Berry (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, May 14, 1964.)  After a knockout season at San Jacinto Junior College in Pasadena, Tex., Walter Berry teamed with Chris Mullin on one of the best St. John’s basketball teams.  In 1984-85, Berry scored 596 points (17 per game) on the Redmen squad that was 31-4 and […]

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