On-court, off-court leadership vital for St. John’s basketball senior guard

St. John's basketball guard Rasheem Dunn (Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports)
St. John's basketball guard Rasheem Dunn (Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports) /

Rasheem Dunn. G. 478. Pick Analysis. 6-foot-2, 190 pounds. Scouting Report. Redshirt Senior. player

Leadership from its senior guard will be vital for the success of the St. John’s basketball program.

After a rocky season on the court in his first season in Queens, the St. John’s basketball program is expecting a much better year from point guard Rasheem Dunn.

Dunn, the redshirt senior, proved that he can be lethal when getting to the rim off the dribble but his persistence in putting the ball on the floor got him into some trouble during his redshirt junior campaign.

However, the guard seems much more composed ahead of the 2020-21 season as the Brooklyn, New York native will be looking to lead St. John’s both on and off the court this year.

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Rasheem Dunn was able to averaged 11.7 points per game under his first season with head coach Mike Anderson as well as 3.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.0 steals per game on 37.7 percent from the field and a struggling 22.4 percent from 3-point range.

However, Dunn will have help in the backcourt this season with freshman Posh Alexander as the two should share the duties of running the offense for the Johnnies.

How will Rasheem Dunn impact the St. John’s basketball program?

Despite splitting time between the starting lineup and coming off the bench last season, Rasheem Dunn could be once again leading the second unit for the Johnnies as Alexander seems in line to start for the Red Storm.

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Dunn joins fellow players such as Greg Williams Jr. and Julian Champagnie that will look to shoulder the scoring load for St. John’s that lost its top two scoring options in LJ Figueroa and Mustapha Heron.

Rasheem Dunn is the highest returning scorer for St. John’s and the guard will look to pick up where he left off on Wednesday, November 25 against St. Peter’s University.

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