St. John’s basketball to induct Mark Jackson into Hall of Fame

St. John's basketball standout Mark Jackson (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
St. John's basketball standout Mark Jackson (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /

Former St. John’s basketball star Mark Jackson will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. 

It will be an eventful weekend in late October for the St. John’s basketball program as the school announced it will induct former star player Mark Jackson into its Hall of Fame.

The induction will take place on Saturday, October 23, as a part of the university’s Homecoming Weekend, one day after the unveiling of the statue of legendary head coach Lou Carnesecca.

Jackson played his four year Red Storm career under Carnesecca and still remains as the program’s career assist leader with 728.

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The Brooklyn, New York native led St. John’s to four-straight NCAA Tournaments as well as making an appearance in the 1985 Final Four.

Mark Jackson currently ranks ninth on the career steals lists with 174 and 25th on the career scoring list with 1,328 points, as well as being the only player in program history with more than 1,200 points and 600 assists.

Jackson is currently part of the top ESPN/ABC broadcast team for NBA games alongside Mike Green and Jeff Van Gundy.

More to be inducted to Hall of Fame alongside St. John’s basketball star

Along with Mark Jackson, St. John’s will also be inducting Ralph Addonizio (baseball), Kevin Daly (men’s soccer), Joe DePre (men’s basketball), Jim Hurt (Track & Field/Cross Country), Todd Jamison (football), Harin Lee (women’s golf), Shenneika Smith (women’s basketball), and Dagmara Wozniak (fencing).

Shenneika Smith is currently still with the Red Storm as she joined Joe Tartamella’s staff in 2017 and has recently been promoted to an assistant coaching position.

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“This is a tremendous class of honorees who have represented our University so well while shining at the highest level of their sport. It will be an honor to celebrate these individuals and welcome back all of our alumni during Homecoming Weekend next month,” Athletic Director Mike Cragg said in a press release.

St. John’s is gearing up for a Homecoming Weekend unlike any other in Queens after not being allowed to hold in-person events on campus last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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