Friday, May 12, 2023

St. John's Brings In Ivy League Player of the Year

The signing announced on Twitter @StJohnsBBall. 

On Friday morning, the St. John's  Red Storm announced another major signing, as Head Coach Rick Pitino received another commitment from Jordan Dingle, the reigning Ivy League Player of the Year at Penn University.

Dingle, a Valley Stream native, was also the 2022-23 ECAC and Big 5 Player of the Year, and finished second nationally in scoring with 23.4 points per game. His season was one of the best in Penn history, as his 656 total points and 23.4 PPG both rank second in Penn men's basketball history.

Pitino said in a statement, "Really excited to have Jordan Dingle joining the Red Storm. His goals are plain and simple. As a loyal New Yorker, help bring back St. John's to basketball royalty, and then become a [NBA] First Round draft choice. I'm all in on making that happen."

In three seasons at Penn, Dingle racked up over 1,500 points. He averaged 19.4 points game in 79 appearances, 72 of which were starts, and he shot 44.6 percent from the field, with 200 three-pointers. He put up double figures in points 70 times, with 49 performances of 20+ points, and eight 30-or-more points. Dingle finished his Penn career with 37 straight games of double-digit point outputs.

Dingle was the 15th player from Penn to earn Ivy League Player of the Year honors in 2023. He also made the All-Ivy League First team the past two seasons (2021-22 & 2022-23). After his first season at Penn, 2019-20, he was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year, and received a Freshman All-America status by

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