Monday, May 4, 2009

Kilpatrick Pepped And Prepped

A devout, lifelong St. John's fan, Jimmy Lorenzo is still amazed at how the Johnnies struggle to keep local talent.

While he understands that Norm Roberts and his staff have done a commendable job chasing the city's elite players, he wants the team he remembers rocking Madison Square Garden back.

Lorenzo, the president of an entertainment company in Manhattan, will surely never forget the good 'ole days."

(Hamptons legend) Jimmy Soul and I would drive from the Hamptons to see St. John's," recalls Lorenzo.

"I'll tell you, it was better than going to see a Knick game. And back then, the Knicks were actually good, bro! There were so many great players on those St. John's teams, watching what Louie C did there was like poetry-in-motion. They had the joint jumping. New York City was buzzing."

Lorenzo and Soul, the legendary D.J. who did his thing at the Boardy Barn (1976-1996), were just two of many high-end playboys to become fixtures in the crowd.

So, Lorenzo's frustration probably compounded when Cincinnati-bound Sean Kilpatrick, an aggressive scorer and post-graduate player at the prestigious Notre Dame Prep (Mass.), opted out of his commitment to the Red Storm last spring.

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