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St. John's walk-ons jump through hoops

Shorthanded Red Storm invites the student body to try out -- but can anybody play?

Updated: October 25, 2011, 6:24 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- While most of you were sleeping Sunday morning, St. John's was searching for a few good men.

It was pitch-black outside, but the lights were on full blast in Taffner Field House when assistant coach Mike Dunlap blew his whistle at 5:51 a.m. With that, 26 prospective men's basketball players gathered around Dunlap at midcourt, to begin a morning that none of them will likely ever forget.

Less than 48 hours earlier, St. John's had staged a rousing Midnight Madness celebration ...

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