St. John's adds Greene, subtracts Meikle

Phil Greene -- a 6-foot-2 guard from Chicago, by way of IMG Academy in Florida -- has officially signed his letter of intent to play for St. John's starting next fall.

Greene, who averaged 23.5 points per game this season for IMG, verbally committed to the Red Storm in the fall.

"Phil will be a valuable addition to our backcourt," said St. John's coach Steve Lavin. "He has a strong work ethic, and has displayed an aptitude for both scoring and sound decision-making. His length, speed and quickness makes him a nice fit for our uptempo style of play."

Also, St. John's announced on Wednesday that Dwight Meikle -- a 6-foot-6 forward from Uniondale, N.Y., by way of Quality Education Academy in North Carolina -- has been released from the letter of intent he signed with the Red Storm in November.

"We wish Dwight the best of luck in the future," said Lavin. "He is an outstanding young man and a talented basketball player. The mutually arrived-upon decision to release Dwight from his NLI will now allow him to pursue other opportunities."

St. John's currently has eight players signed to join the Red Storm next season, a group ESPN ranks as the No. 2 class in the country, behind only Kentucky.

St. John's still has three open spots available for next season. The spring signing period concludes on May 18.