St. John's received some surprise guests this afternoon - the Golden State Warriors!
The reigning NBA Champions are still tearing through the NBA this season after their win at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, upping their record to 44-4. That game, in the evening after the St. John's 68-53 loss to Villanova, also provided an opportunity for Rawle Alkins to meet Steph Curry.
But Chris Mullin - a former Golden State Warriors exec - didn't want players like Federico Mussini to miss out on the chance to meet Curry, Klay Thompson, and the rest of the Warriors, who play a free-flowing and aggressive style of offensive basketball.
Continuing to leverage New York City as the place where a player can learn from and hobnob with greats, especially those who share an Under Armour affiliation = good marketing.
St. John's point guard Mussini has often stated that his favorite player is Steph Curry - similarly small for his position, with a quick trigger. We know he appreciated the chance to watch Curry practice, up close and personal. And note what looks like a little side eye from Marcus Lovett in the middle...
The Warriors face the Washington Wizards tomorrow; St. John's will be traveling to Cincinnati to take on the Xavier Musketeers (and we will have our previews, Q and A's and game thread coming in the next day).
.@warriors drops by @StJohnsU for practice/meet & greet with @StJohnsBBall #SJUBB #DubNation @StephenCurry30 @nba pic.twitter.com/z59pKalyfu— St. John's BBall (@StJohnsBBall) February 2, 2016
Practice at St Johns today. #UA school. Coached by @Warriors Legend Chris Mullin pic.twitter.com/553nxo5Zcv— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) February 2, 2016