Freshmen season a time of adjustment for McCorvey
Published 10:05 am Monday, March 12, 2007
By BY BRUCE HIXON – SPORTS EDITOR
Joy McCorvey has had to grow up a lot over the last few months, both as a basketball player and as a person.
The transition was a successful one for McCorvey, as the former T.R. Miller Lady Tigers standout just completed a solid freshmen season for the St. John's University Lady Red Storm.
McCorvey started 26 of 28 games and averaged nearly 32 minutes a game playing time. The 6-0 McCorvey contributed 6.4 points and 6.3 rebounds a game. Her 45.6 percent field goal percentage led the team and her rebound total was second best. McCorvey was third on the team in steals and blocked shots.
While the season was a successful one for McCorvey from an individual standpoint, the same cannot be said for St. John's as a team. The Lady Red Storm went just 8-20, 4-12 in the Big East Conference. St. John's went one and out in the Big East Tournament with a 68-54 first-round loss to Louisville last weekend.
While the shortage of player personnel took its toll from a record standpoint, there was an upside for McCorvey from an individual standpoint.
The other big change for McCorvey these last few months has been her lifestyle. Instead of living in the Brewton-East Brewton area with approximately 8,000 other people, now she is in New York City with about eight million people. She is also away from her family on a regular basis for the first time.
McCorvey is yet to declare a major at St. John's although she has declared a minor in business.