Chris Obekpa RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ex-St. John’s star Chris Obekpa transfers to UNLV

    New York Post "Chris Obekpa is headed to Sin City to revive his career. The former St. John’s shot-blocking dynamo announced his transfer to UNLV with an Instagram post on Wednesday that read “Rebirth” with a photo of the UNLV mascot. Obekpa has to sit out this season, per NCAA transfer rules, and has one..." August 06

  • Former St. John's big man Chris Obekpa considering ASU

    Arizona Republic "Former St. John's big man Chris Obekpa -- among the nation's top shot blockers -- is considering Arizona State as a transfer option. Obekpa is visiting Minnesota this week. According to, he also is considering ASU, North Carolina State and Alabama. The 6-10 center -- who has one..." July 03

  • Chris Obekpa To Transfer From St. John’s

    Red Storm Sports "Rising senior Chris Obekpa has decided to leave St. John’s University. He has been granted permission to pursue transfer opportunities with other NCAA member institutions. “We respect Chris’ decision and wish him well in his future endeavors,” said St. John’s head coach Chris Mullin. “It was..." June 24

  • Report: St. John's center Obekpa to return for senior season

    The Score "Chris Obekpa will return to St. John's for his senior season, according to a report by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Obekpa was suspended by the Red Storm prior to the NCAA tournament and then-head coach Steve Lavin said he wouldn't be surprised if the center left the program." April 07

  • Sources: Obekpa may stay at St. John’s

    New York Post "Chris Obekpa’s departure isn’t the sure thing it was seen as weeks ago, when the Nigerian forward received his release to transfer. There is a chance the 6-foot-9 sophomore shot-blocking specialist could remain at St. John’s, sources said. If fences are able to be mended after Obekpa’s initial..." April 14

  • St. John’s running out of players as Chris Obekpa transfers

    New York Post "Thus far, St John’s regular season was a smashing success compared to its offseason. Following a disappointing one-and-done NIT appearance, the deep and talented roster has fractured. Chris Obekpa, the shot-blocking sophomore dynamo, has received his release to transfer, which is a major blow..." April 04

  • St. John's center Chris Obekpa out 10-14 days

    ESPN New York "St. John's starting center Chris Obekpa will sit out an estimated 10 to 14 days with a right ankle injury suffered in practice Monday. An MRI on Tuesday revealed a sprain and a bone bruise. Obekpa has been ruled out for Tuesday night's home game versus Butler and Saturday's clash with No. 9..." February 19

  • St. John's shot-blocker Chris Obekpa (ankle) out two weeks

    CBS Sports "As St. John's enters a key stretch in its quest for an NCAA tournament bid, the Red Storm will be without one of the best shot-blockers in the country. Chris Obekpa will miss the next 10-14 days after suffering an ankle injury during practice on Monday. An MRI on Tuesday showed a sprain and..." February 18