January 13, 2011
Alumni and friends had the opportunity to meet Red Storm legends
at Wednesday night’s men’s basketball pre-game reception.
Former players Carmine Calzonetti ’69C, John Warren ’74C,
’88HON, Bill Schaeffer ’73CBA, Tony Prince ’73CBA, John Farmer
’76C, ’80L, Kevin Raftery ’75C and Bobby McIntyre ’66CBA were all
in attendance, socializing with guests and talking Red Storm hoops
throughout the night. The event served as a lead-in to the St.
John’s game against No 4. Syracuse at Madison Square Garden.
receptions provide a wonderful atmosphere for us all to get
together,” said Mel Davis ’75CBA, Director of Development for
Basketball Alumni. “There’s a lot of excitement about our current
team, so our basketball alumni have really been enjoying these
games and receptions.”
This year’s men’s basketball team has been one of the most
talked about stories in the NCAA. Led by strong performances from
its 10 returning seniors, the Red Storm have started the season off
with an impressive 3-2 conference record. Gritty wins against West
Virginia, Providence and perennial rival Georgetown have generated
a buzz around the team and its energetic new coach, Steve Lavin.
The home atmosphere at both Madison Square Garden and Carnesecca
Arena has been electric.
Be sure to join us at all of our exciting
men’s basketball pre-game receptions throughout the season as
you root on the Red Storm. Our next pre-game reception will be held
on January 22 prior to the St. John’s game against Cincinnati at
Don’t miss these opportunities to meet St. John’s greats as you
prepare for another thrilling game.