Matt Abdelmassih is on Twitter answering questions. All of them. He was asked about a rumor about him and Barry Rohrssen having some kind of beef.
Ladies and gentlemen, Johnnies of all ages, your 2016 Big East women's basketball tournament champions!
From nightclub managing days, to actor friendships (and career) and how he got back into coaching, a profile of Barry Rohrssen.
While the Club Kids were still a few years away from invading Peter Gatien's Limelight, the converted church was still the place to party in the mid-1980s. Rohrssen was a perfect fit. "Because of my hard work and background, I ended up managing Limelight," says Rohrssen. "It fit at the time, but it wasn't something that I wished to settle into. I know that, and I understood it while I was living it."
But his gig made for an undeniably nice perk when his coaching friends came through town to recruit various NYC-area high schools. Limelight became the go-to nighttime destination for Calipari, Bayno, and Fran Fraschilla, among other coaches, who wanted to kick back after spending all day journeying to high school games at Tolentine in the Bronx or Archbishop Molloy in Queens.The Wild Ride Of Slice Rohrssen, College Basketball's Great Persuader | VICE Sports
The St. John's grad from last year is working on his shot in his rookie season, playing well for the NBA D-League's Canton Charge.
Photo by our own Wendell Cruz. That's Darien Williams next to him and Yankuba Sima slightly out of the frame.
A one minute video on Shamorie Ponds. From the accompanying article:
A top-50 national prospect in the Class of ’16, the crafty, 6-0 point guard decided to take a chance not only on the struggling program but on rookie head coach Chris Mullin, a former NBA All-Star and Red Storm alum. "Two Brooklyn guys, both lefties, coming from the same hometown and playing at St. John’s," says Ponds of the similarities with his future head coach. "I saw what he did and it made me want to follow in his footsteps."
Well played by the NY Post's Zach Braziller.And also important to note, these words on Twitter by assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih: January 25, 2016
The former St. John's standout defender, now with the Vancouver Whitecaps, will get his chance to compete and impress against the US' best at Jurgen Klinsmann's upcoming camp.Parker started 14 games for Vancouver, who placed second in Major League Soccer's Western Conference. For more on the January camp, see MLS Soccer.
It's about time. #FreeLoVett