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So, how did your team do in the NFL Draft? And which team do you claim? What did you like and what did you hate about what they did?
For me, I'm a Jets fan and I've liked the Rams from afar. So I've spent a few more minutes than I should looking into Christian Hackenberg who I thought was, you know, kind of a middling quarterback. But that's just me, I suppose. Any of you have opinions on his game or the rest of the Jets, Giants draft? Or other teams?
Going pro in sports other than basketball >>
Also, Rico Gathers, former St. John's commit, was picked in the sixth round of the NFL Draft as a tight end prospect by the Dallas Cowboys.
While Gathers works to become a tight end after a college career as a power forward in basketball, other players are looking into playing Australian Rules Football. There's money in sports for elite athletes all over the world.
The recruiting continues>>
In St. John's news, Anthony Livingston came for an official visit last week, and despite news that he would commit, there is not word about him joining the team officially next season. Livingston is a solid post player from Arkansas State who, as a graduating senior, would be immediately eligible.
Was told Arkansas State grad transfer Anthony Livingston visit to #sjubb went very well. Uncertain if he will take more visits.— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) April 30, 2016
Aundre Hyatt, a 6'6" 2018 wing who is being recruited by St. John's head coach Chris Mullin, came to Union and Utopia for an unofficial visit to watch the team work out and speak with the coaches. Jordan Tucker (the top 2017 target who will have his list of eight in the late summer) and Hyatt have talked about playing at St. John's together.
Baseball updates: Lomangino comes home>>
Joe Panik has been out for the San Francisco Giants with a groin strain.
Former St. John's pitcher Ryan Horstman picked up a save for the A-level Bakersfield Blaze yesterday. The Blaze are a part of the Seattle Mariners' minor league organization.
Meanwhile, former St. John's pitcher James Lomangino has joined the Long Island Ducks after being released from the Colorado Rockies' Class-A team in Asheville.
NBA Draft watch: NBA Combine list>>
Seton Hall sophomore guard Isaiah Whitehead and Iona senior AJ English both received invites to the NBA combine, which will be held in Chicago from May 11-15. Cheick Diallo of Kansas, a freshman, was also invited to the combine, as was Josh Hart of Villanova.
The combine allows NBA teams to look at players in a workout environment, testing them and possibly interviewing them as well. The workouts including agility and jumping tests, five-on-five drills, strength tests, height and weight measurements, and shooting workouts - off the dribble, on the move and spot-up shots.
None of the listed players are first-round picks; Diallo, Whitehead and Hart can all return to school if they choose.