St. John’s Red Storm All-21st Century Team

LJ Figueroa, St. John's Red Storm. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
LJ Figueroa, St. John's Red Storm. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /
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Sir’Dominic Pointer, St. John’s Red Storm. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images) /

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Guard – Marcus Hatten – 2001-03

The Baltimore, Maryland native was a dominant force at the beginning of the century. His two years in Queens were truly remarkable while playing for head coach Mike Jarvis. Hatten led St. John’s to the 2013 NIT Championship and picked up an MVP award. He was also named to the All-Big East First Team in the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons. Marcus Hatten averaged 21.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.1 steals per game in 66 games.

Guard – Eugene Lawrence – 2005-08

One of the best ball handlers the program’s ever produced. The Abraham Lincoln High School alum was Mr. Consistent for the Red Storm when the program was going through a forgettable period. He’s still third on the Johnnies all-time assists list with 520. That total also ties him for 43rd all-time on the Big East Conference dish list. A four-year starter with 115 games under his belt, Eugene Lawrence averaged 7.9 points, 4.5 assists, and 3.8 rebounds.

Forward – Sir’Dominic Pointer – 2012-15

The 6-6 Detroit native is the epitome of hard work. After starting in 43 out of 64 games in his freshman and sophomore seasons, Sir’Dominic Pointer found himself coming off the bench and a third or fourth scoring option at best. He also had a famous post-game on-court brawl against Notre Dame, as some fans may have forgotten about.

But his senior year, he started in 32 games averaging 13.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Pointer became the Johnnies’ second NBA Draft pick in the 2010s when the Cleveland Cavaliers selected him with the 53rd overall pick. He finished with 681 rebounds for his SJU career.

Forward – LJ Figueroa – 2018 – Present

The Johnnies forward from Lawrence, Massachusetts, is coming off his best season for the Red Storm. He became the primary scoring option since Ponds’ departure. LJ Figueroa thrived in Mike Anderson‘s “40 Minutes of Hell’ pressure defense. He’s currently involving himself in the pre-NBA Draft process and will be eligible to return to college as long as he doesn’t hire an agent.

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It may seem premature to add him to this list. Still, I believe Figueroa has the intangibles and work ethic to become a solid professional and hear his name called by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in 2021. In two seasons spanning 66 games, Figueroa has averaged 14.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.9 steals.

Center Lamont Hamilton – 2004-07

Lamont Hamilton was often deployed at the power forward or center positions during his four-year career. The 6-10 big man collected 682 rebounds during his career. In his senior season of 2006-07, Hamilton was named to the All-Big East First Team. In 103 games, Hamilton averaged 11.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in his collegiate career.

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