Chris Mullin ’98CBA starred at St. John's from 1981-85 and
directed the men’s basketball team to some of the greatest seasons
in program history. A three-time BIG EAST Player of the Year
(1983-85), Mullin averaged 19.8 points as a senior while leading
St. John's to the 1985 Final Four and its first No. 1 ranking since
1951. In 1985, he received the John R. Wooden Award as the nation's
top player and was named the Player of the Year by both United
Press International and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
Mullin, a two-time All-American, also garnered consensus first-team
All-America honors as a senior. He was selected by the Golden State
Warriors with the seventh overall pick in the 1985 NBA Draft.
Mullin was a five-time NBA All-Star, and twice won a gold medal
representing the United States in the Olympics. Once his playing
days were over, he joined the Warriors’ front office staff, and
later served as an NBA in-studio analyst at ESPN. In 2011 he was
inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.