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Tuesday / November 19.
  • NCAA denies waiver to St. John’s guard Rasheem Dunn, process is ongoing

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    The NCAA has denied St. John’s request for a legislative relief waiver for guard Rasheem Dunn, a source said Sunday morning.

    A second source at St. John’s said the school is still involved in the “process” of trying to obtain Dunn’s waiver and could not comment.

    St. John’s guard Mustapha Heron reacted on Twitter:

    The New York Post first reported Dunn had been denied his waiver.

    St. John’s is now 0-for-2 on waiver attempts, having missed on Ian Steere, whose waiver “appears to be headed to appeal,” a source told me on Friday.

    A 6-2 combo guard who played with former St. John’s star Shamorie Ponds at Thomas Jefferson High School, Dunn transferred to Cleveland State in May of 2018, only to see head coach Dennis Felton fired in July of this year.

    Dunn averaged 15.4 points and 5.7 rebounds two seasons ago at St. Francis.

    Without Dunn, St. John’s point guard situation would be cloudy, with sophomore Greg Williams and Monmouth transfer Nick Rutherford in the mix.

    Freshman guard John McGriff had successful shoulder surgery this past week and the school plans to apply for a redshirt.

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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.