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Steph Curry + Golden State Warriors visit St. John's for practice

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The young Johnnies get to watch the pros who are playing the best basketball right now.

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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).