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Thursday / January 18.
  • St. John’s guard Marcus LoVett is done for the season

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    St. John’s sophomore guard Marcus LoVett will miss the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign due to a left knee injury that he suffered in late November. Team physicians made the decision to sideline LoVett on Wednesday to focus on his rehabilitation, as he was not able to progress to on-court basketball activities.

    “Marcus has a bright future ahead, so while it is disappointing that he will miss the remainder of the season, his long term health is the primary focus,” said St. John’s head coach Chris Mullin.

    LoVett started all seven of his appearances this season and averaged 14.9 points per game. The Preseason Second Team All-Big East selection dished out 12 assists and recorded 15 steals playing 32.7 minutes per contest.

    Marcus LoVett Sr. Tweeted the news earlier Wednesday.

    LoVett retweeted his father’s Tweet.

    “Just a hurt knee,” LoVett’s father, Marcus, told the New York Post. “That’s all not the end of the world.” He added: “This is not personal towards anyone.”

    LoVett has been out since Nov. 26 with a sprained MCL and has been listed as day-to-day since then.

    Mullen said Tuesday night following the Georgetown loss that LoVett would “probably” get on the court Wednesday for a practice, but sources said LoVett did not.

    St. John’s is 10-7, 0-5 in the Big East entering Saturday’s game with No. 1 Villanova, which crushed No. 10 Xavier, 89-65, Wednesday night.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.