Amir Garrett will sign with St. John's

November, 17, 2010
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Amir Garrett will sign a national letter of intent with St. John's on Wednesday, according to ESPN senior college basketball recruiting analyst Dave Telep and Scout.com's Evan Daniels.

Garrett -- a 6-foot-6, 190-pound small forward from Los Angeles, and the No. 62 high school senior in the country, according to the ESPNU 100 -- would be the eighth player to join Steve Lavin's first full recruiting class at St. John's. Six of those eight players are ranked among the top 100 high school seniors in the country.

Prior to the committment by Garrett, St. John's already had the third-best recruiting class in the country, as ranked by ESPN, behind only Kentucky and Duke.

Garrett visited St. John's two weekends ago, attending the Red Storm's exhibition game against Westmont College. He had been planning to sign in the spring, but has apparently decided not to wait. "They are trying to win," Garrett told Scout.com, regarding St. John's. "I want to be at a winning school and they are turning the program around and they are getting all these other players. They are going to win games next year."
Kieran Darcy is an ESPNNewYork.com staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball.
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