NEW YORK (AP) St. John’s plans to unveil a statue of Corridor of Fame basketball coach Lou Carnesecca this fall within the on-campus enviornment that bears his identify.
Commissioned by the college, the statue can be positioned throughout from the primary entrance of Carnesecca Enviornment. A public unveiling ceremony is scheduled because the opening occasion for homecoming weekend on Oct. 22, with a dedication ceremony the next day.
”We’re thrilled to put in the statue of Coach Carnesecca within the enviornment foyer,” athletic director Mike Cragg stated in an announcement Wednesday. ”Coach is the explanation that so lots of our supporters first fell in love with St. John’s basketball, so will probably be becoming that he greets followers as they stroll within the door for a sport.”
The 96-year-old Carnesecca gained 526 video games in 24 years as head coach at St. John’s, most in program historical past. He guided the college to 18 NCAA Tournaments, together with a visit to the 1985 Ultimate 4, and its fifth NIT championship in 1989.
He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Corridor of Fame in 1992.
St. John’s additionally launched its nonconference schedule, which incorporates internet hosting Kansas on Dec. 3 as a part of the Large East-Large 12 Battle within the first basketball sport at UBS Enviornment – the soon-to-be-opened dwelling of the NHL’s New York Islanders below building at Belmont Park.
The Purple Storm additionally will play former Large East rival Pittsburgh at Madison Sq. Backyard within the Gotham Traditional on Dec. 18.
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