Justin Burrell of St. John’s fame earns an overseas honor

Keywords: justin burrell, japan, st johns

The past few weeks have been very kind to last years St. John’s seniors. D.J. Kennedy recently made his debut with the Cavs of the NBA, and now Justin Burrell has been named MVP of the Japanese Professional League. He led his team, the Yokohama B-Corsairs to a 31-21 record while averaging 18.7 points. I dug a little further and used a semesters worth of Japanese to also discover that he averaged 10 rebounds and 2 assist a game.

 

It is always cool when you see guys you watched at school do well. To be honest though I don’t have too many memories of Burrell from last season. That being said, I am still glad to see that he is representing St. John’s proudly. And I am glad that the Japanese I learned at St. John’s is actually paying off.