NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Lavin just keeps adding to his first recruiting class at St. John’s.

On Tuesday, just hours after the Red Storm lost to Saint Mary’s in their season opener, Lavin announced that 6-foot-9 forward Dwight Meikle of Quality Education Academy in North Carolina became the seventh player to sign a national letter of intent with St. John’s.

Meikle, a native of Uniondale, N.Y., is averaging 13.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks for Quality Education Academy where he is a teammate of fellow St. John’s recruit Sir’ Dominic Pointer.

The five high school players signed by Lavin were all rated in the 100 prospects by scouting services. He also signed junior college point guard Nurideen Lindsey of Philadelphia.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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