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Tuesday / June 25.
  • Lavin Trying to Fill Johnnies ‘Noah’s Ark’

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    Of all the Division 1 head basketball coaches who head out on the July recruiting trail, perhaps none faces a more daunting challenge – or bigger potential windfall – than new St. John’s coach Steve Lavin.

    Looking ahead to the 2011-12 season, Lavin has as many as 10 scholarships to hand out.

    Not 2, 4, 6 or 8.

    Ten.

    “It’s a situation where I call it the St. John’s Noah’s Ark,” Lavin said in a phone interview. “We’re going to need two of every position.”

    Read the full story at SNY.

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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.