St. John’s Targets Beasley, Alibegovic Visit MSG (UPDATED)

MalikMalik Beasley is in the midst of a two-day St. John’s visit that included a trip to the Queens campus on Sunday following his co-MVP performance Saturday in the Big Strick Classic and a visit Monday to Madison Square Garden.

“We’re going to see the Garden today, we didn’t get to see it yesterday,” the 6-foot-4, 190-pound shooting guard from Alpharetta (GA) St. Francis told Monday morning by phone.

Later Monday, Beasley Tweeted a picture of himself, St. John’s coach Steve Lavin and 6-9 Bosnian forward Amar Alibegovic that was taken on their tour of the Garden. As we previously reported, Alibegovic would be eligible for the 2014-15 season.

Beasley had never been to the Garden before and Lavin always makes a point to showcase the arena to recruits. Beasley is one of several key 2015 St. John’s targets, along with Cheick Diallo, Isaiah Briscoe, Brandon Sampson and Tyler Dorsey.

As for Sunday’s visit to the St. John’s campus, Beasley said, “It was fun. I liked the campus. It was cool.”

He said Lavin, who watched him at AAU Nationals in Louisville, has told him he could “make an impact right away.”

Beasley on Friday cut his list to eight schools — St. John’s, UConn, UCLA, Wake Forest, Florida State, Oregon, VCU and Georgia.

Beasley plans to visit UCLA, Florida State and the other schools in coming weeks and hopes to decide by November.

“Probably early November, by signing day,” he said.

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Thanks for bringing the pic stream, the rink looks great. 

How much of the RF stands did they have to remove to make room for the ice? :)


Not to be nitpicking, and I know this is a Rangers blog.

But the Mariano comment makes no sense. This stadium is only a few years old, Mariano made his name across the street.

Additionally, it looks like he is in the visiting bullpen, a place Mariano has never, and will never be.



Good stuff, I was going to say something about the stadium being only a few years old as well.  

I think most yankee$ fans would just prefer to pretend its the same place.  Adds to the obnoxiousness around the team and all.