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"It's a situation where I call it the St. John's Noah's Ark," Lavin said in a phone interview. "We're going to need two of every position."
More than 75 percent of the St. John's roster will turn over after this coming season, when St. John's will feature nine seniors and expects to compete for a spot in the top half of the Big East.
"We really have no choice because we have nine seniors and we have 10 scholarships available, so it appears that we're moving in that direction where we're going to sign 9 or 10 players in our first class and that way we'll have two of every position," Lavin said.