Broadcast begins at 11:25 a.m.; event to raise funds for Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.
Norm Roberts on Jasiulionis: "Tomas has had some setbacks with injuries, but he has done a good job this offseason of rehabbing and getting stronger. He has put quite a bit of weight on his body, he is up to about 260 pounds. He knows I want him to be a heavy body inside, a physical presence inside. Last year he had a nagging injury all season, and he is just such a great kid he toughed it out and played through it all year. He took some time off and rested it, and is ready to go."
As a Junior in 2007-08: Played in 27 of the team's 30 games, drawing 17 starts at the center position ... averaged 2.0 points and 1.9 rebounds in 11.0 minutes per outing ... connected on 45.1 percent of his field goals (23-of-51) to rank second among Red Storm regulars ... blocked 16 shots on the season to list second as well ... recorded three multi-block games, tallied seven contests of four or more points and grabbed five or more rebounds on five occasions ... scored a career-high 12 points and connected on his first career 3-pointer against Marist (Dec. 28) in a Holiday Festival opening-round victory ... also tied a career-high by drilling 3-of-4 free throws in the contest ... followed up that effort with six points on 3-of-5 field goals vs. Virginia Tech in the championship game (Dec. 29) ... contributed three points, four rebounds, one block and one steal at Georgetown (Feb. 27) ... pulled down five boards and scored four points at Cincinnati (Feb. 13) ... played a season-high 25 minutes vs. DePaul (Jan. 12) and scored four points ... tallied three points and two rebounds in just seven minutes at Syracuse (Jan. 2) ... grabbed six rebounds, scored four points and blocked one shot vs. Tulane (Dec. 22) in the Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic ... tied a career-high with seven rebounds and added four points at Miami (Dec. 2) ... started vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (Nov. 25) and had two points and two rebounds in nine minutes ... tied a career high with three blocks and added two points and two rebounds vs. Sacred Heart (Nov. 20) ... equaled a then-career high with six points and also grabbed five rebounds against St. Francis (N.Y.) (Nov. 14) ... served as one of the Red Storm's tri-captains, along with Anthony Mason Jr. and Eugene Lawrence.
As a Sophomore in 2006-07: Earned time in 30 of the team's 31 games, averaging 2.0 points and 1.9 rebounds in 10.4 minutes per contest ... ranked second on the team with a .463 field goal percentage (25-of-54) and was tied for second with 18 blocked shots ... registered five multi-block games and recorded six efforts of four or more rebounds ... put forth one of his best efforts in a St. John's uniform with a career-high tying six points and a career-high seven rebounds in the regular season finale vs. Providence (March 4) ... the big man spelled Lamont Hamilton nicely in the contest against the Friars, as Hamilton left the game with a knee injury ... scored two points to go along with one rebound and two blocked shots in the Red Storm's BIG EAST Tournament contest vs. then-No. 18 Marquette (March 7) ... set new career-bests with three successful free throws on four free throw attempts and added a blocked shot in nine minutes vs. South Florida at Carnesecca Arena (Feb. 7) ... grabbed five rebounds and added a block and an assist in just six minutes vs. then-No. 21 Notre Dame (Jan. 23) ... scored four points on 2-of-3 field goals, had two rebounds and one assist in St. John's BIG EAST opener vs. DePaul (Jan. 3) ... scored two points, grabbed four rebounds, recorded two assists and blocked two shots in a career-high 34 minutes vs. Boston University in a Holiday Festival opening round game (Dec. 28) ... tied a then-career high with six points and grabbed four rebounds in 16 minutes vs. Columbia (Dec. 23) ... made his first career start vs. LIU (Nov. 28) and scored three points to go along with three assists - including the first helper of his career - in 18 minutes ... was a perfect 3-of-3 from the floor and established what was then a career-high with six points against Illinois State (Nov. 25)...also blocked two shots and grabbed three rebounds (two offensive) in a season-high 19 minutes against the Redbirds ... netted four points, grabbed three rebounds and tied a career-high with two steals against Maryland (Nov. 16) in the 2K Sports Classic ... recorded two points and grabbed four rebounds in 11 minutes in the season opener against North Florida (Nov. 10).
As a Freshman in 2005-06: Saw action in 21 games and averaged 1.1 points, 0.6 rebounds and 7.0 minutes per outing ... grabbed two rebounds and blocked one shot in 13 minutes in the season finale against Rutgers (March 5) ... scored four points and grabbed one rebound at then-No. 15 Georgetown (Feb. 9) ... recorded a career-high two steals in 10 minutes at Providence (Feb. 4) ... played a then-career high 21 minutes at then-No. 1 UConn (Jan. 25), scoring four points, blocking three shots and grabbing two rebounds ... grabbed a pair of rebounds and blocked one shot in eight minutes against Louisville (Jan. 17) ... scored two points and blocked one shot in nine minutes at South Florida (Jan. 14) ... recorded one point and blocked two shots in six minutes against Columbia (Dec. 27) ... connected on his first career field goal, grabbed a rebound and recorded his first career steal at then-No. 1 Duke (Dec. 21) ... saw his first action of the season in a win over Charleston Southern (Dec. 3) ... knocked down a pair of free throws, grabbed a rebound and blocked a shot in six minutes in his debut game ... recipient of the Lawrence R. Thomsen Memorial Award at the St. John's annual athletics banquet, recognizing him as the men's basketball player who made "the most improvement athletically during the school year."
At Trinity Episcopal School: Earned two varsity letters as a junior and senior at Trinity Episcopal in Richmond, Va., and was named the team MVP during both of those seasons ... averaged 20.0 points per game, 14.0 rebounds and four blocks in his final season ... was an all-state selection in 2005 and also earned all-metro and All-Prep League Conference honors ... was an all-conference selection as a junior as well ... high school coach was Mike Lokie ... participated for his native Lithuania in the European Under-20 Basketball Championships, which were held in Moscow during summer 2005.
Personal: Tomas Jasiulionis ... born in Lithuania ... lived in Lithuania from birth to age 17 and moved to the United States for his education and a chance to play NCAA Division I basketball ... son of Rima and Algis Jasiulionis ... has one brother, Teisutis (28) ... a member of the National Honor Society and was selected to the Headmaster's list in high school ... lists St. John's basketball tradition as a major reason for his interest in attending the University ... majoring in finance ... pronounced "TAH-miss YES-uh-low-niss."
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