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Tuesday / June 18.
  • Garrett, Pelle Visiting St. John’s

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    St. John’s will host a huge recruiting weekend beginning Friday when Amir Garrett and Norvel Pelle both come East to the Queens campus.

    Findlay Prep assistant coach Todd Simon confirmed that the 6-foot-7 Garrett will trip to St. John’s.

    “Yes, Amir’s visiting this weekend to St. John’s,” he said by text.

    The NCAA early signing period begins Wednesday.

    Garrett, the No. 15 small forward in the Class of 2011, has already visited Oregon and recently said he planned to sign in the spring.

    “I’m not sure yet,” he said recently. “I don’t think I’m going to sign in November.”

    Garrett is aware that St. John’s — which had 10 scholarships to give — has gotten five verbal commitments from some stellar players, including wings Maurice Harkless of Queens and Dominick Pointer of Detroit, as well as guards D’Angelo Harrison and Nurideen Lindsey and forward JaKarr Sampson.

    “I’m not really worried about that,” Garrett said. “It doesn’t matter. They’re going there so that’s better for St. John’s and if I go there we’ll all play together and that will be perfect. We’ll win games.”

    The 6-10 Pelle, the No. 2 center in the Class of 2011 out of Los Angeles Price High, will take his first official to St. John’s, as first reported here earlier this week.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. 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.

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