St. John’s Suspends D’Angelo Harrison for the Season

St. John’s sophomore guard D’Angelo Harrison was suspended early Friday for the rest of the season. Harrison, who hails from Missouri City, TX, was averaging 17.8 points, ranking third in the Big East Conference. Harrison’s suspension is a major blow to the Red Storm (16-11), who need to string together a number of wins in the next two weeks to have a chance at making the NCAA Tournament. Via ESPN: “Red Storm coach Steve Lavin made the announcement without giving a reason for the suspension, which includes postseason games. Harrison reached the 20-point mark in 13 of 27 games this season with a high of 36 against Villanova. He recently became the 48th player in St. John’s history to reach 1,000 points. ‘I had a productive meeting with D’Angelo yesterday,’ Lavin said Friday. ‘He has a bright future in basketball and I’m optimistic his time away from our team will be of value.’ The Red Storm (16-11, 8-7) are ninth in the 15-team Big East. The top eight teams receive a bye into the second round of the conference tournament.”