NEW YORK (AP) — St. John’s has announced that freshmen Amir Garrett, Norvel Pelle and JaKarr Sampson did not qualify for the fall semester.
The school said Thursday that the three members of the highly regarded recruiting class will work to become eligible for the spring semester. If so, they would be able to participate in practice on Dec. 19.READ MORE: Ukraine Crisis: Pentagon Puts 8,500 Troops On Heightened Alert To Deploy If Requested By NATO
The 6-foot-6 Garrett, a native of Los Angeles, was drafted in the 22nd round of the baseball draft in June and signed with Cincinnati in August. NCAA rules allow Garrett to play college basketball and professional baseball.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora Remains In Grave Condition At NYU Langone
The 6-10 Pelle is from Compton, Calif., while the 6-7 Sampson is from Akron, Ohio.
The remainder of the nine-member recruiting class is eligible to compete in the fall.MORE NEWS: 'Momnibus' Bill In Congress Would Provide Millions To Address US Maternal Mortality Rate, Racial Disparity
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