St. John’s basketball looking for added scoring boost from JUCO transfer

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The St. John’s basketball program is looking for an added scoring boost from its junior college transfer.

Scoring is always good thing to have on your team and head coach Joe Tartamella and the St. John’s basketball team is hoping to have an added boost with its junior college transfer Rayven Peeples.

Peeples, a 6-foot-3 forward, began her career at North Carolina A&T before transferring to Northwest Florida State College for her sophomore year.

St. John’s will be Peeples’ third school in as many years since leaving high school where she also spent time at multiple schools.

However, starting as a freshman at North Carolina A&T, Peeples averaged 6.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game,  making 49.6 percent of her attempts from the field.

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Rayven Peeples saw more playing time after leaving the state of North Carolina and her numbers jumped to averaging 14.0 points per game, which led the team in scoring and shot 64.2 percent from the field, which was the fourth-best shooting percentage in the country.

Peepeles was also a teammate of Fapou Semebene at Northwest Florida State College, who will team up once again Queens with St. John’s.

The forward was named to the FCSAA/Region VIII All-Tournament Team as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player and she brought in honors as a member of the FCSAA/Region VIII All-State and All-Panhandle Conference teams.

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St. John’s will hope that Rayven Peeples will be able to bring some scoring to the front-court as the team has been guard dependent on its scoring in the last handful of seasons, and that should be the same again in 2020-21.

The Red Storm will begin its season at home on November 25 against St. Francis College (Brooklyn) and will look to Preseason All-Big East Selections Qadashah Hoppie and Leilani Correa to lead the charge for the Johnnies.

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