St. John's senior forward Justin Burrell was cleared to resume practicing with the team on Friday.
Burrell, who averaged 6.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game last season, broke a bone in his left hand last month. Burrell should eventually be a candidate to crack Steve Lavin's rotation -- Lavin said last week that he plans to use an eight-man rotation for the most part this season.
The Red Storm tip off their season on Monday night/Tuesday morning at 2 a.m. ET against St. Mary's, airing on ESPN.