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St. John's has 3 ruled ineligible for fall

Updated: September 15, 2011, 5:36 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- A month before practice begins, St. John's was dealt a significant blow to their 2011-12 men's basketball season Thursday, when three members of its much-ballyhooed incoming class were declared ineligible for at least the fall semester.

Jakarr Sampson, Norvel Pelle and Amir Garrett -- all three among the top 100 players in the nation in their high school class, according to ESPNU's rankings -- will not be able to suit up for the Red Storm this fall, after failing to qualify academically.

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