St. John's basketball Top-5 moments of 2023

The St. John's basketball team is looking for more positive moments in 2024

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2. Joel Soriano Wins the Big East Most Improved Player

As St. John's basketball fans, watching the growth of Joel Soriano into one of the best big men in the Big East, and maybe the country, over the last year and a half would be the best part of this program if our top moment never happened

Ever since transferring from Fordham, Soriano has made significant strides in his development.

After an uneven first season with the program about two years ago, the 6-foot-11 center was the story and Most Valuable Player of St. John's last season.

Soriano was a double-double machine with 25 in 33 games, the most double-doubles in St. John's history since Walter Berry in the 1985-86. Needless to say, some extremely impressive company.

It all culminated with Soriano taking home the Big East Most Improved Player Award going from a player who averaged six points and five rebounds per game to the leading scorer averaging 15 points and 11 rebounds per contest.

Since, Soriano has put up some great numbers in this season, even reaching the 1,000 career rebound benchmark.