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
Bashir Ahmed scores 20 points to lead St. Johns in a rout over Syracuse
Photos from St. John's men's basketball vs. Villanova - Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018
Photos from St. John's men's basketball vs. Creighton - Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018
Images from the St. John's vs. Saint Joseph's men's basketball game.
Photos from the Red Storm's 90-55 win over Sacred Heart on Dec. 2, 2017, inside Carnesecca Arena
Check out the USA Today Sports Images photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Sacred Heart.
Set the St. John's freshman scoring record with 573 points, passing D'Angelo Harrison's previous mark of 544... led the team and ranked fifth in the conference with 17.4 points per game... poured in 17.9 points per game during BIG EAST action, good enough for third in the league... a unanimous selection to the BIG EAST All-Freshman Team... named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week a league-high five times (Dec. 12, Dec. 26, Jan. 2, Jan. 30, Feb. 27)... ranked second on the team 11th in the BIG EAST with 3.1 assists per game... finished third on the squad with 4.4 boards per game... led the BIG EAST and ranked 22nd in the nation with 2.1 steals per outing... with 2.3 steals per game in BIG EAST play, became the first freshman to lead the conference in that category since Providence's John Linehan in 1998-99... led the team and ranked fifth in the conference with 75 made 3-pointers, just one behind D'Angelo Harrison (76, 2011-12) for the St. John's single-season record...reached double figures in 30 of his 33 appearances, all of which were starts, and registered 11 performances of 20 points or more... an 82.3 percent free throw shooter, good enough for fifth in the conference in that category... reached double figures in 19-straight games after scoring eight in his collegiate debut against Bethune-Cookman (Nov. 11)...tallied his first collegiate double-double with 21 points and 10 boards against Binghamton (Nov. 14)... had 23 points and eight rebounds at Minnesota (Nov. 18)... scored a team-high 18 points against VCU (Nov. 24)... tallied 15 points of 4-of-5 shooting from deep and had four assists at Tulane (Dec. 2)... netted a then career-high 25 points and dished out five assists against CSUN (Dec. 5)... set a new career-high next time out with 26 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and four steals against Fordham (Dec. 8)... poured in 18 points in his first collegiate game in his home borough of Brooklyn against LIU (Dec. 11)... scored a game-high 21 points and dished out seven assists at Syracuse (Dec. 21)... tied a career high with 26 points and seven boards to lead SJU over No. 13 Butler (Dec. 29)... netted 17 points and grabbed five boards against Creighton (Jan. 4)... had 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists at Xavier (Jan. 7)... poured in 22 points and made six crucial free throws down the stretch in a road win at Providence (Jan. 25)... scored a game-high 23 points against Xavier (Jan. 29)... tallied 18 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals against Marquette (Feb. 1)... put up 17 points in the team's win over Seton Hall at The Garden (Feb. 11)... had 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists at Marquette (Feb. 21)... registered 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting in a win over Georgetown (Feb. 25)... scored a team-high 16 points and swiped a career-high six steals at Creighton (Feb. 28)... tallied a career-high 29 points to go along with seven boards and three steals against Providence (March 4)... recorded a team-high 17 points and five rebounds in the Red Storm's BIG EAST Tournament victory over Georgetown (March 8).
Before St. John's
Consensus four-star prospect by national recruiting services … rated No. 36 overall, No. 9 at his position and No. 2 in New York by ESPN for the class of 2016 … scored over 2,000-points at Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn playing for head coach Lawrence “Bud” Pollard … named First Team All-State and New York’s 2015-16 Player of the Year by USA Today High School Sports … averaged 29 points, eight rebounds and six assists as a senior … helped lead Thomas Jefferson to its first PSAL championship since 1954 … earned co-MVP honors after recording 31 points, 12 rebounds, six steals and five assists in the 2016 PSAL title game against Abraham Lincoln (March 12) at Madison Square Garden … helped guide Thomas Jefferson to the New York State Class AA Federation championship … scored a game-high 27 points in a semifinal victory over Long Island Lutheran (March 18) … registered 16 points and seven rebounds in the championship game versus Aquinas (March 19) … named to the 2016 Jordan Brand Classic All-American Team … scored 17 points and had two steals in the Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center … one of 26 players invited to USA Basketball Men’s U-18 National Team training camp in 2016. Personal
Shamorie Saequan Ponds … born in Brooklyn, N.Y. … son of Shawn Ponds and Lamell Brightwell … has a brother, Shawn, and two sisters, Shamell and Shaniaya. Shamorie Ponds Profile
Favorite meal: Mac & Cheese
Favorite athlete: Stephen Curry
Favorite professional team: San Antonio Spurs
Favorite ice cream: Cookies & Cream
Favorite book: Harry Potter