NCAA Men's Basketball

St John's to unveil Carnesecca statue

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NEW YORK (AP) St. John's plans to unveil a statue of Hall of Fame basketball coach Lou Carnesecca this fall in the on-campus arena that bears his name.

Commissioned by the university, the statue will be placed across from the main entrance of Carnesecca Arena. A public unveiling ceremony is scheduled as the opening event for homecoming weekend on Oct. 22, with a dedication ceremony the following day.

"We're thrilled to install the statue of Coach Carnesecca in the arena lobby," athletic director Mike Cragg said in a statement Wednesday. "Coach is the reason that so many of our supporters first fell in love with St. John's basketball, so it will be fitting that he greets fans as they walk in the door for a game."

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