New assistant introduced for St. John’s men’s basketball

St. John’s keeps to workforce up for the brand new application, as head instruct Mike Anderson appears to make nearby inroads.

Van Macon, an Associate Head Coach at St. Louis who also labored with Rutgers and Hofstra beneath Mike Rice, Eddie Jordan and Tom Pecora, became formally announced as an assistant on the group of workers.

“I’m pleased on the way to return to New York and be a part of the personnel of Coach Anderson, who I’ve regarded and fashionable for many years,” said Macon. ”I’m excited to hit the floor going for walks and assist New York’s group reach the very best tiers of the university sport.”


The 48-12 months antique Long Island native has full-size experience on the east coast, and revel in recruiting talented NYC-area gamers. At aint Louis, he turned into credited with bringing in rebounding machine Hasahn French, beating St. John’s, among others, for French’s offerings.

St. John’s maintains to build a group of workers. TJ Cleveland, who become named Associate Head Coach, is the nephew of recent educate Mike Anderson. Cleveland is not any nepotism hire; he has labored closely with Anderson at UAB, Missouri, and Arkansas, has been regarded as a great recruiter and coach.

With experienced coaches for the 3 on-court docket education spots in location, the Red Storm are stated to be looking at veteran coaches like Steve DeMeo (Northwest Florida CC) and Joe Esposito (formerly an assistant with Tubby Smith in a number of places, and maximum lately at UNLV under Marvin Menzies).

Jim Ferry (former head teach presently at Penn State), NY Rens’ Andy Borman and a few other neighborhood names have additionally been stated as possibilities. While Greg St. Jean has moved on to other work, Director of Basketball Operations Chris Huey has remained and maybe with the brand new staff.

The intended look of the body of workers features Anderson at the side of a educate who has been with him as a player and instruct for over twenty years in Cleveland, an experienced recruiter with the ability to connect with New York gamers, and greater local flavor.

For this coming season, recruiting could be approximately filling in the gaps and allowing the returning players to polish as a great deal as viable. But the future looks to have a mixture of nearby talent and junior college players, the formula Anderson has used to strong success at his preceding head education stops.

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