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  1. Sophomore center Chris Obekpa will remain at St. John’s

    Apr 18, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT

    Chris Obekpa

    St. John’s received some big news this week as sophomore center Chris Obekpa decided to stay in New York.

  2. St. John’s quest for another quality win falls short at No. 9 Villanova

    Feb 22, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT

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    Having won nine of their last ten games entering Saturday’s contest at No. 9 Villanova, St. John’s has been one of the hotter bubble teams in the country. A win over the Wildcats would further cement St. John’s status as a team charging towards an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. And given their 0-5…

  3. Chris Obekpa’s ankle health takes fortunate turn

    Feb 21, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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    St. John’s announced on Monday that Chris Obekpa, the Big East school’s sui generis shot blocker, would miss ten to fourteen days with an ankle injury. The news was seen as having the potential to derail the Red Storm’s NCAA tournament hopes — since the team lost their initial five conference games, SJU has won…

  4. St. John’s loses Chris Obekpa for 10-14 days with ankle injury

    Feb 18, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

    Chris Obekpa

    On Monday, St. John’s sophomore center Chris Obekpa was diagnosed with a sprain and bone bruise in his right ankle after suffering an injury during practice. On Tuesday, St. John’s announced he could be sidelined for up to two weeks. “Chris is a central part of what we do on both ends of the court. Our…

  5. St. John’s “problem solves” in comeback win over Bucknell

    Nov 19, 2013, 11:44 PM EDT

    Steve Lavin

    QUEENS, NY — As St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin put it in his opening statement during the postgame press conference: “It was a tale of two halves tonight. Bucknell won the first, St. John’s won the second.” From the Red Storm’s perspective, the first half showed a one-dimensional offense that relied on transition and…

  6. St. John’s sophomore center Chris Obekpa suspended for both exhibition games

    Oct 25, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Russ Smith, Chris Obekpa

    When St. John’s took the court for their Red Storm Tip-Off tonight they were without an important piece. Earlier Friday the school announced that sophomore center Chris Obekpa has been suspended for two games due to a violation of university policy. The two games will be the Red Storm’s exhibitions against San Francisco State and…

  7. DePaul making push on recruiting trail for Our Savior shot-blocker Chris Obekpa

    Apr 15, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT

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    With all of the big signings and impending decisions at the top of the 2012 class, let us not forget the quality players still uncommitted in the latter half of the Top 100. That group includes Our Savior New American’s (N.Y.) Chris Obekpa, a 6-8, 225-pound forward and perhaps the best shot-blocker in the class,…

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