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Andre Courvelo feels 'at home' in St. John's

André Curbero didn't hesitate. he didn't pause. When asked why he chose to transfer to St. John's, he didn't even have to think for a second.

"Home, man, home" Talented points spent his teenage years in the New York City area His guard Wednesday, Red in his Storm's last practice before leaving told before. Exhibition tour of the Dominican Republic. "It's home - home is always good. I'm around my whole family, my support circle, my people. Just the feeling of coming home, even more when you come to a place where everyone is excited."

Now, from Coach Mike Anderson's uptempo style to Carvelo's familiarity with the coaching staff that recruited him before moving to Illinois after graduating from Long Island Lutheran High School. Down to ease, St. John's had a lot to offer. But the number one reason he chose to come to Queens was comfort.

The presence of high school teammates Dorissa Traoré and Rafael Pinson. Parent and former AAU coach Jay David and his close relationship with his host family on a daily basis at Long Island Lutheran. The New York City area is where his Puerto Rican-born Curubero, 6-foot-1, made a name for himself as a top 50 recruit. Illinois.

Andre Curbelo drives to the basket during a recent St. John's practice.
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Entering the transport portal, Krubero finds Gonzaga , Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, Clemson and many other major schools. But he knew where he wanted to go.

"For me, if you're not mentally right, you're not going to perform the way you want," he said. "I feel like when I go home and have the right support system, I can go out every night and feel like my family is always in the stands." After being named Player of the Year, last season didn't go so well. He had a concussion that cost him two months. On his return, he clearly wasn't the same player. His numbers have plummeted. The departure of his coach Orlando Antigua to Kentucky created a void in his life.

"I felt alone," said Courvelo.

No more.

Up Down His eyes lit up as he talked about his style St. Johns play. He can react, not think too much and let his natural talents take over.No more walking the ball up. Run, run, run.

Given the uncertainty that he made the right decision, Curbelo is confident he made the right decision after arriving on campus and meeting the team. I was. Traoré and Pinzon showed us around. The face of the show, Point his guard Posh his Alexander received him warmly.

Depending on how these two of him play together, St. John's season could be decided. They are two passing first players who are used to playing with the ball in their hands. However, Courvelo does not foresee problems with the system and feels that the two have already developed chemistry in the offseason. He understands that, I'm running," he said. "We get along very well and I feel at ease when everyone makes me feel welcome. Everyone knows I'm happy."

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St. John's will face Temple and Syracuse will face Richmond at the Empire He Classic at the Barclays Center on 21 November, it was announced Wednesday afternoon. Winners and losers will be matched the next day. Former Big His East rivals and headliners at the event, St. John's and Syracuse, last met in 2017.