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Saint John’s University Basketball: Building a Tradition of Team.

Learn more below about this new book written by Paul Bernabei and Coach Jim Smith


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Saint John’s University Basketball: Building a Tradition of Team covers 123 years of Johnny basketball. In addition to focusing on highlights from each season, the book shares human interest stories of players, coaches, fans and others whose lives were enriched by their involvement in SJU basketball.

As Coach Pat McKenzie expressed, “I’ve now spent over half my life at St. John’s. What makes the place special are the people. I have been so fortunate to work with so many terrific people during my time in Collegeville. Coaching here has afforded me the opportunity to be around great people day after day.”  

The $30 book can be purchased by placing a request by email on the form to left here and then submitting a payment by Paypal or by Check. If by check, make check out to _______ and send to Paul Bernabei at 1873 Stanford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105. All proceeds for the book will be given to the Jim Smith Endowment Basketball Leadership Program Fund.