BEFORE ST. JOHN'S: Spent a year at The Gunnery Preparatory School ... Attended Archbishop Molloy, where he was coached by St. John's alum Jack Curran, from 1999-2003 ... Lettered in both basketball and baseball at Molloy and The Gunnery ... Played for the New York City Jaguars from 2001-03 ... Captained the Jaguars in 2003 ... Averaged 19.3 points and 11.2 rebounds and was named the team's most valuable player at The Gunnery ... The recipient of the Coaches' Award at Molloy in 2003 ... Averaged 11.0 points and 6.0 rebounds during his senior year at Molloy ... Played for the No. 6 nationally-ranked Molloy team in 2002 ... Helped the 2002 Empire State team win a gold medal ... Lists a career-high 25 points and 19 rebounds as the most outstanding individual performance of his career.
PERSONAL: Born on June 3, 1985 in Brooklyn ... The son of Ben and Ann Abit ... His father is a 1986 graduate of St. John's ... Has one sister, Erima, who attends C.W. Post ... Plans on majoring in communications ... Selected St. John's over George Mason, Bentley, Howard and Bethune-Cookman ... Came to St. John's to fulfill a boyhood dream ... Has appeared in school plays with lead roles during his scholastic career ... Won a photography award of excellence at The Gunnery ... Enjoys acting, photography, scrabble and watching dramas ... Lists playing for, and becoming friends with his high school coach, Jack Curran, and wearing a St. John's uniform as the most thrilling moments in his athletic career.