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Wednesday / February 22.

Local Big East Schools to Add 20+ Players

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Between them, St. John’s, Seton Hall and Rutgers will have at least 20 new players next season, so you better get your rosters ready.

Here’s a breakdown of where each program stands with its new additions and remaining scholarships:

***ST. JOHN’S***

RETURNING PLAYERS

Dwayne Polee, Fr., F

Malik Stith, So., G.

NEW ADDITIONS

Amir Garrett, F

Phil Greene, G

Maurice Harkless, G/F

D’Angelo Harrison, G

Norvel Pelle, F/C

Sir’Dominic Pointer, G

JaKarr Sampson, F

Nurideen Lindsey, G (JUCO guard will enter as a sophomore)

SHIPS REMAINING: 3

*St. John’s released  prep forward Dwight Meikle of Quality Education (N.C.) from his Letter of Intent.

**St. John’s has a verbal commitment from 2012 point guard Jevon Thomas.

***SETON HALL***

RETURNING PLAYERS

Jordan Theodore, Jr., G

Fuquan Edwin, Fr., G/F

Herb Pope, Jr., F

Patrik Auda, Fr, F

Aaron Geramipoor, Fr. F/C

NEW ADDITIONS

Freddie Wilson, G

Haralds Karlis, G

Aaron Cosby, G

Sean Grennan, G

Kevin Johnson, F

Brandon Mobley, F

SHIPS REMAINING: 2

*2011 big man Isaiah Hill is likely headed to prep school.

***RUTGERS***

RETURNING PLAYERS

Austin Carroll, Fr., G

Gilvydas Biruta, Fr., F

Mike Poole, Fr., G/F

Dane Miller, So., F

Austin Johnson, So., F/C

Kadeem Jack, R-Fr., F/C

Tyree Graham, Jr., G

NEW ADDITIONS

Eli Carter, G

Myles Mack, G

Jerome Seagears, G

Derrick Randall, F/C

Greg Lewis, F/C

Malick Kone, G

SHIPS REMAINING: 0

*2011 commit Mike Taylor is headed to prep school.

**Graham recently underwent surgery to repair a ruptured right Achilles’ tendon.

***Rutgers has a commitment from 2012 forward Jordan Goodman.

(Photo courtesy Daily News)

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.