St. John’s basketball hoping to see production from another Hoosier

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The St. John’s basketball program is looking for another Hoosier to contribute this season.

A pipeline is forming from the state of Indiana to Carnesecca Arena as head coach Joe Tartamella loves what he sees from Hoosiers on the recruiting trail.

Freshman guard Sara Zabrecky joins Emma and Sophia Nolan as players from Indiana on the St. John’s roster and the newcomer to the team enters Queens with a decorated high school career, including being named as a 2020 Northwest Indiana Times Player of the Year.

According to the recruiting based site Prospect Nation, Zabrecky was pegged as a four-star recruit and should help the Johnnies in terms of its outside shooting in the 2020-21 season.

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Sara Zabrecky started her high school career at Lake Central High School (IN) but transferred to Munster High School where she led the team to a program-record 22 wins and their first sectional title since the 2010 season.

However, following her junior season at Lake Central High School her accolades began as she was named as a Northwest Indiana Times and Chicago Post Tribune All-Area selection.

In the process, the guard averaged 17.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.5 assists while setting the school’s single-season records for points (491), field goals made (166), free throws made (105) and charges drawn (14).

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Despite her achievements at the high school level, Zabrecky will see a loaded crop of guards ahead of her on the depth chart, including Preseason All-Big East Selections Leilani Correa and Qudasha Hoppie and returning players Unique Drake and Camree Clegg, who will be making her St. John’s debut following sitting out last year due to transfer rules.

Sara Zabrecky and the rest of the Red Storm do not have to wait much longer to finally take the floor as St. John’s begins its season at home against St. Francis College (Brooklyn) on November 25.

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