St. John’s basketball putting hopes in arms of star senior guard

St. John's basketball guard Qadashah Hoppie (Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports)
St. John's basketball guard Qadashah Hoppie (Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports) /

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The St. John’s basketball program is putting its hopes on the arm of its star senior guard.

Qadashah Hoppie is the most seasoned player on the St. John’s basketball roster in Queens and the Red Storm will look to its senior guard for leadership in 2020-21 season.

Hoppie was named a captain for her final season with the Johnnies and is coming off of a season in which she was named to the Big East Second Team and an All-Metropolitan First Team selection.

As a junior she averaged a team-best 15.4 points per game reached the 1,000 career point mark in the same game as her teammate Alisha Kebbe.

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Hoppie also averaged 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 38.6 percent from the field and 37.6 percent from 3-point range.

Not only did the Staten Island, New York native lead St. John’s in scoring as a junior in the 2019-20 season, but she also paced the team with 11.6 points per game as a sophomore in 2018-19 and following her freshman season in 2017-18, Hoppie was named as the Big East Freshman of the Year.

Final season could be special for St. John’s basketball guard

Unfortunately for Qadashah Hoppie, she was unable to play in the first game of the 2020-21 season against Fairleigh Dickinson because of an injury but the Red Storm still rolled to a 70-44 victory.

The next chance Hoppie has at seeing the floor will be on Tuesday, December 1 against St. Peter’s University, but with such an empty non-conference schedule this season, having a healthy Qadashah Hoppie will be vital for head coach Joe Tartamella and the St. John’s Red Storm. \

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Not only will the Johnnies be in action this week, but they also star Big East Conference play on Friday afternoon and Sunday evening against the Georgetown Hoyas and Villanova Wildcats, respectively.

All three games this week for St. John’s will be at Carnesecca Arena.

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