Despite the chaos of the calendar year, the St. John’s basketball program had many memorable moments in 2020.
Chaos would be the understatement of the year when comes it to summing up the year 2020, for more than just the St. John’s basketball world.
For the Red Storm, it was a year of ups and downs, a year of thrilling wins and ugly losses, but ultimately a healthy dose of optimism about the direction of the program.
The Red Storm started off the calendar year on a high after an 11-3 start, despite failing to complete an enormous comeback win against Butler on New Year’s Eve, the unexpected optimism from the impressive start to the campaign was still present.
However, the Johnnies would get a huge reality check in Big East play going 1-4 in their first five conference games. Most of the conference games were exemplified by poor late-game execution and the inability to close out games.
Then, everything started to click as the end of February and early March rolled around as first year head coach Mike Anderson has his team playing much better basketball.
In March, the Red Storm won three of their last four games to end the season that shockingly shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite the premature ending to the season in the midst of the Big East Tournament, there was a real sense of optimism around the St. John’s basketball program and anticipation for the 2020-21 season based on how last year finished.
The new season has introduced some newcomers that can become excellent contributors to this program for the next few seasons in particular Posh Alexander, Vince Cole, and Isaih Moore with impressive performances from all three to start their St. John’s career.
While the Red Storm have once again gotten off to a shaky 1-3 start in Big East play after a nice 5-1 non-conference record, here’s to the Red Storm turning it around and racking up some more wins and providing great moments in 2021.
Let’s first look back on some of the most memorable moments in St. John’s basketball in 2020.