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Midday Rumble: St. John's news and notes, 6-11

Brian Spurlock, USA Today

Tonight, St. John's will induct its 18th class into the St. John's Hall of Fame induction, and it will be streamed (subscription required). Honorees include Walter Berry (who is unable to make it), Olympic fencer Keeth Smart, and more.

Rumble logoIncoming freshman Rysheed Jordan will receive a citywide award from the Phoenix Club as "Most Outstanding" senior male basketball player in Philadelphia's Public League.

Rumble logoPer Jaden at Daly Dose, St. John's will face Longwood next season - likely as a Barclays Center Classic-related game. 8-25 Longwood was one of the worst Division I teams last year; but the beat UNC-Asheville in the Big South Tournament. UNC-Asheville, you remember them? I bet you do.

Rumble logoFrom Red Storm Sports [video] - Gene Keady warmly addresses the crowd as he gets a street named after him in his Kansas hometown of Larned. Is that a Yankees cap he's wearing? The street is called Gene Keady Way.

Rumble logoSt. John's Lacrosse comes up prominently in the Baltimore Sun's preseason Lacrosse rankings. Yes, Lacrosse season doesn't start until next spring, Yes, it is still this spring. Just like college basketball writers, lacrosse writers get bored with such a long, long offseason:

Reason for optimism: An offense that ranked fifth in scoring in the nation (12.5 goals per game) will be headlined by a returning starting attack of juniors Kieran McArdle (36 G, 49 A), Kevin Cernuto (32 G, 16 A) and Colin Keegan (26 G, 5 A).

Rumble logoSpeaking of Lacrosse, our friends at College Crosse drops some mathematical analysis to discuss Lax conference strengths. It's interesting, though noisy - there have been many realignment moves that affect the groupings. Facing Syracuse in a league is different than simply being mathematically lumped in with Syracuse; there are effects of competition.

See also: Around the Big East 6-11