Red Storm to open hardwood campaign Nov. 8 vs. Badgers at The Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.
National top 25 prospect averaged 24.8 ppg for state champ Vaux in Philadelphia, Pa.
St. John's Accepting 2013-14 Men's Basketball Season Ticket Deposits For New Subscribers Beginning Thursday
Season ticket packages start at $300; complete package pricing to be announced this summer.
Obekpa, Greene IV lauded with All-Met third team accolades.
Team Visits 9/11 Memorial And FDNY Firehouse
On Hooper: A long-range assassin with the ability to light up the scoreboard ... a sizable, talented swingman with the ability to create his own shot or make plays for others ... unable to participate in St. John's games until the 2013-14 season due to NCAA Division I transfer rules ... able to participate in all Red Storm practices and team activities.
Steve Lavin On Hooper: "Max is a high-percentage 3-point shooter with the size and skill to playmake over the top of defenses. A relentless worker, he seemingly lives in the gym, refining his shot and developing his overall game. He has played in winning programs his entire career, from Mater Dei to Brewster Academy and Harvard this past season. Max's ability to stretch defenses with his shot will be an asset to our offensive scheme."
At Harvard: Played in two games as a part of the Crimson's 19-man NCAA Tournament roster in 2011-12.
Before College: Earned varsity letters in basketball at Brewster Academy (2010-11, Wolfeboro, N.H.), Mater Dei High School (2009-10, Santa Ana, Calif.) and Valley Christian High School (2006-09, San Jose, Calif.) ... while at Brewster during his postgraduate year in 2010-11, averaged 10.0 ppg on a squad that saw Hooper and seven teammates move on to NCAA Division I programs ... helped Brewster and coach Jason Smith's squad to a 31-3 record that season and appearances in both the NEPSAC semifinals and national prep school championship semifinals ... an all-state honoree in four high school seasons ... as a senior at Mater Dei in 2009-10, was an All-Trinity League and All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) selection ... keyed Mater Dei to a 26-game win streak ... established the highest single-season 3-point shooting percentage in school history by drilling 49.5 percent of his attempts from long range in his final season ... completed his four-year high school career with 313 3-pointers ... coached at Mater Dei by Gary McKnight ... as a junior at Valley Christian in 2008-09, was tabbed to the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) team ... also named to the San Jose Mercury News all-area team ... a three-time recipient of the Scholar-Athlete Award.
Personal: Maxwell Edward Hooper ... born in Carmel, Calif. ... son of Laura and Chip Hooper ... has one sister, Valerie (17) ... valedictorian of postgraduate class at Brewster Academy in 2011 and delivered the Ivy Address ... major is undecided but contemplating psychology.
Up Close With Max Hooper