Basketball Former St. John’s Basketball Greats Inducted Into NYC Basketball Hall of Fame Alfieri, Williams part of 2016 Hall of Fame class. by Kayla Machlica September 15, 2016 Jayson Williams Two of St. John’s former basketball greats, Gus Alfieri and Jayson Williams were inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame as members of the 2016 class on Wednesday night during the 27th annual induction dinner at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan. Gus Alfieri was elected as a coach after leading St. Anthony’s High School of Long Island to a huge amount of success for almost two decades. The St. John’s All-Century Team honoree constructed a 328-106 head coaching record. He also steered his teams to a pair of New York State Championships, along with four NSCHSAA titles. He was also inducted into the St. Anthony’s High School Hall of Fame in this past June Alfieri, who was also a three-year letterwinner at St. John’s from 1956-59 under renowned coach Joe Lapchick, starred on the 1958-59 NIT Championship team. He averaged 10.8 points and guided the Redmen to a 52-23 record. Jayson Williams was an elite athlete at St. John’s, playing three seasons under Hall of Fame coach Lou Carnesecca. He helped lead St. John’s to a 61-35 record and to two NCAA Tournament appearances. Williams, who was an All-BIG-EAT selection, averaged 19.5 points and 7.5 rebounds during the 1988-89 run. He also helped the team to an NIT Championship, where he was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player (MVP). He finished his collegiate career in Queens with 1,072 points and 490 rebounds. Being picked the 21st overall in the 1990 NBA Draft, Jayson Williams played nearly a decade in the NBA, spending the majority of his professional career with the New Jersey Nets. He recorded 3,472 points, 3,584 rebounds and 301 blocks during his career in the NBA. Williams was named to the 1998 NBA All-Star Team and finished the season as the league leader in offensive rebounds. Dating back to its inaugural class in 1990, the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame has inducted 233 players, coaches, teams, contributors and trustees of the City Game. Post Views: 2,169 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Kayla Machlica Kayla is the St. John's basketball writer here at DoubleGSports.com. Latest posts by Kayla Machlica (see all) St. John’s Brings Down Both #1 and #4 Teams In Less Than One Week - February 8, 2018 St John’s JaKarr Sampson Signs Contract with the Sacramento Kings - July 31, 2017 Villanova Swipes Win from St. John’s - March 10, 2017 St. John’s Downs Georgetown to Advance to Next Round in the BIG EAST Tourney - March 9, 2017 Related TopicsCollege BasketballGus AlfieriJayson WilliamsNew York Athletic ClubNew York City Basketball Hall of FameSt. Johns Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 A Conversation with Nancy Newman: “We Are All a Yankee Family” by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on July 27, 2020 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 Fighting Words: Bellator is Giving Hardy the Credit She Deserves by Kristine Haugsjaa | posted on October 20, 2017 More in Basketball You Know I’m Right, Episode 111: New York Giants’ Insider John Schmeelk (Audio/Video) On the 111th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video) On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 97: SNY’s Michelle Margaux (Audio/Video) On the 97th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined SNY’s... WNBA Rolling Out Red Carpet For Upcoming 25th Anniversary Season The WNBA’s 25th season also marks the debut of the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup. Red Foxes Loses a Close One to The Hoyas, 20-17 Did Olympic Break Stop Liberty Momentum?