St. John’s basketball forward looking for added production as sophomore

St. John's basketball forward Emma Nolan (David Banks-USA TODAY Sports)
St. John's basketball forward Emma Nolan (David Banks-USA TODAY Sports) /

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The St. John’s basketball program is looking for a boost in production from their sophomore forward.

Emma Nolan had a productive freshman season for the St. John’s basketball program and the Indiana native will be looking to improve her numbers as a sophomore.

Prior to arriving in Queens with her twin sister Sophia, Emma Nolan broke the Marquette Catholic (IN) program record for points (1,969), rebounds (911), steals (250) and blocked shots (187).

She was also a two-time Co-Player of the Year according to the Northwest Indiana Times, Michigan City News-Dispatch, and Post-Tribune, in addition to being a two-time IBCA Underclass Small School All-State Selection and a two-time Indiana All-Star.

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As a freshman, Nolan stated in 25 of the 30 games she played in, averaging 4.3 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in 15.2 minutes.

In the final regular season game of the season, Nolan set a new career high with 16 points against the Xavier Musketeers.

St. John’s basketball looking for a jump from its sophomore forward

Nolan proved herself as an excellent three-point shooter, firing at 40.0 percent from beyond the arc, and thrived in a pick-and-pop situation last season with the Red Storm’s ball handler, typically point guard Tiana England.

As a sophomore, defense, developing a low-post game on offense, and staying out of foul trouble would be the biggest areas for improvement from the Valparaiso, Indiana native.

Instead of running ball screens for England, who transferred to Florida State, Nolan will be at the top the arc with Qadashah Hoppie and Leilani Correa, two Preseason All-Big East selections for the Lady Johnnies entering this season.

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Emma Nolan and the rest of the St. John’s basketball program will begin its 2020-21 season following its originally scheduled opener being canceled on November 25.

The Johnnies are on the road to face Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday, November 28 at 2:00pm EST.

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