Federico Mussini scores 20 points to lead St. John's
Marcus Lovett scores 22 points to lead St. John's to 2-0 in conference play
18 points from Shamorie Ponds isn't enough, as LIU Brooklyn tops St. John's
Photos from St. John's vs. Villanova at the Big East Tournament on 3/9/17.
USATSI Gallery - St. John's vs. Georgetown - Big East Tournament 2017
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Unanimous selection to the BIG EAST All-Freshman Team... second leading scorer on the team, ninth leading scorer in the conference at 15.9 points per game... team's assist leader at 3.8 per game, good enough for fourth in the BIG EAST... a two-time BIG EAST Freshman of the Week (Feb. 6, Feb. 13)... shot 80.3 percent from the charity stripe, good enough for sixth in the BIG EAST in that category... reached double figures in 26 of the 30 games in which he played with nine performances of 20-plus points and two 30-point showings... his pair of 30-point games tied the St. John's freshman record set by Moe Harkless in 2011-12 before he was taken with the 15th pick in the NBA Draft... got the start in 25 of his 30 appearances... tallied 19 points, seven assists and three boards in his collegiate debut against Bethune-Cookman (Nov. 11)... registered 23 points, four assists and four rebounds against Binghamton (Nov. 14)... scored 31 points and dished out five assists at Minnesota, the highest point total for an SJU freshman since Moe Harkless put up 32 against Providence in December of 2011 (Nov. 18)... scored 20-plus for the third-straight game with 20 against Michigan State (Nov. 23)... poured in a game-high 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting at Tulane (Dec. 2)... dished out nine assists, grabbed six boards and scored seven points at Syracuse (Dec. 21)... had 10 points, including a critical late-game jumper in the Red Storm's win over No. 13 Butler (Dec. 29)... tallied a game-high 22 points and six assists in his Windy City homecoming at DePaul (Jan. 1)... poured in 23 points and shot 4-of-5 from three against Creighton (Jan. 4)... scored a career-high 32 points at Xavier (Jan. 7)... recorded 22 points, four assists and three steals at Seton Hall (Jan. 22)... registered 26 points and three assists in a win at Providence (Jan. 25)... tallied 17 points, five assists and three steals against Marquette (Feb. 1)... had 23 points, six assists and four steals at Villanova (Feb. 4)... scored 19 points, dished out six assists and grabbed five boards against Seton Hall (Feb. 11)... tallied 17 points, five assists and four steals at Marquette (Feb. 21)... had 11 points and four assists in the Red Storm's win over Georgetown at "The World's Most Famous Arena" (Feb. 25).
Redshirted the 2015-16 season due to NCAA regulations.
Before St. John’s
A four-star, consensus top-25 point guard who attended Morgan Park High School in Chicago … earned First Team All-State honors from the Chicago Tribune as a senior … finished fourth in the statewide vote for Mr. Basketball in 2015 after averaging approximately 25 points, eight rebounds and seven assists … led Morgan Park to a third place finish at the state tournament in 2015 and set an Illinois Class 3A playoff record by scoring 45 points on 20-of-27 shooting in the semifinals … attended high school in California during his three years prior to Morgan Park … lettered two seasons at Providence High School in Burbank, Calif., where he averaged over 30 points per game … spent junior season at San Gabriel Academy in San Gabriel, Calif. … received the 2014 Wooden High School Player of the Year Award for CIFSS Division V after averaging approximately 22 points and six assists … member of AAU team Dream Vision playing for head coach Clayton Williams.
Marcus LoVett, Jr. … born in Fort Wayne, Ind. … son of Marcus and Siria LoVett … has a brother, Zekiah, and three sisters, Jyah, Nephesh and Xhanea … majoring in liberal studies.
Marcus LoVett Profile
Favorite dessert: Oreo cheesecake
Favorite athlete: Allen Iverson
Favorite cartoon: Tom and Jerry
Favorite TV show: The Walking Dead
Favorite actor: Will Smith