The St. John’s basketball starting lineup is nearly set entering the season opener.
There are about 24 hours left until Rick Pitino and the St. John’s basketball team take the court to usher in its new era but there are still some questions as to who will be in the starting lineup for the Red Storm.
The Penn transfer had been dealing with a shoulder ailment that kept him out of both exhibition games but Pitino said the NCAA’s returning leading scorer is physically fully healthy but not completely in basketball shape.
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Dingle will play against Stony Brook but expect to see him on a minutes restriction as the game progresses.
RJ Luis (hand) will be the only player unavailable for the Red Storm.
Biggest question in St. John’s basketball starting lineup
Taylor Jr., an Oregon State transfer, started against Rutgers but came off the bench against Pace to only play eight minutes as Pitino was trying to get a look at some of his younger players in the team’s final preseason matchup.
Conway, a transfer from VMI, did not start either exhibition.
Assuming both players are healthy, it seems likely that Taylor Jr. would be on the court to start the game for the Red Storm and play a bulk of the minutes at the small forward position.
St. John’s and Stony Brook will tipoff at 7:00p.m. ET (FS1) from Carnesecca Arena.