Preview: St. John's Red Storm

Red Storm won't be a contender in Big East unless offensive woes are solved

Updated: October 9, 2013, 9:23 AM ET
By Mike Hume | ESPN Insider

Chris Obekpa, C.J. FairRich Barnes/USA TODAY SportsSt. John's center Chris Obekpa had 133 blocks in 33 games last season.

St. John's Red Storm

2012-13: 17-16 (8-10)
In-conference offense: 0.92 points per possession (14th)
In-conference defense: 0.97 points allowed per possession (7th)

With a block percentage that ranked second in the nation (18.4) -- led by one-man SWAT team Chris Obekpa (15.8) -- the 2012-13 Red Storm were extremely adept at keeping the ball out of the basket. Unfortunately that prowess also extended to their offensive game as well.