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St. John's Basketball: Top Prospect Amir Garrett Cleared To Play

The St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team will soon be welcoming a new player. Amir Garrett has been cleared to play.

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It seems as though the St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team will soon be joined by a top prospect. Amir Garrett has been cleared to play with the St. John's team, according to Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports.

Amir Garrett has been cleared to play at St. John's, Garrett's father told CBSSports.com.
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Garrett is a small forward from Los Angeles who committed to St. John's in November of 2010 after drawing interest from the Red Storm as well as from the California Golden Bears, the UNLV Rebels, the Oregon Ducks and the Kansas Jayhawks. He graduated from Findley College Prep.

Garrett had to delay enrollment while he finished fulfilling NCAA requirements over the past semester. Rivals.com on Yahoo! Sports currently ranks Garrett 21st by position and 68th out of overall prospects. ESPNU ranks him 99th overall out of the top 100 Class of 2011 prospects.

Garrett is notable for being a two-sport athlete. The Cincinnati Red organization signed Garrett to a five-year commitment with a $1 million signing bonus while he is attending St. John's, with the understanding that he will develop his skills as a left-handed pitcher in addition to playing on the basketball team. That information is according to Diamond Leung of ESPNU.

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