St. John’s basketball guard David Caraher wants to be ‘Like Mike’

St. John's basketball guard David Caraher. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
St. John's basketball guard David Caraher. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

St. John’s basketball guard David Caraher is making a change to his game to be more like Michael Jordan.

Anyone whoever picked up a basketball wanted to be ‘Like Mike’.

While this generation is more geared towards LeBron James or the late, great Kobe Bryant, some players still consider Michael Jordan the greatest basketball player of all time and St. John’s guard David Caraher wants to look more like ‘His Airness’ on the court.

The senior guard posted a video to his social media accounts with the caption “Like Mike” and then revealed a jersey swap from his traditional No. 5 to No. 23 at the end of the clip.

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St. John’s also confirmed the change in number on its official roster for the 2020-21 season on its website as incoming freshman Dylan Wusu will sport the No. 5 in his first season in Queens.

It doesn’t take long to add up the reasons why Caraher, a Chapel Hill, North Carolina native, would idolize Michael Jordan considering the Hall of Famer played college basketball at North Carolina in Caraher’s hometown and Jordan is the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets.

The 6-foot-6 guard averaged 4.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game, shooting 40.3 percent from the field, in his first season with the Red Storm following having to sit out of the 2018-19 season after his transfer from Houston Baptist.

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David Caraher’s best game of the season came in the Consolation Game of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tipoff against Massachusetts where the guard led the second half comeback for the Red Storm with 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field and 3-of-5 from 3-point range.

It’s still unknown when Caraher and St. John’s will take the floor to begin the 2020-21 season as the college basketball schedule is being worked on by many across the program, Big East, and NCAA as the sports world continues to adjust to the coronavirus pandemic.