Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 4/3/13
Amir Garrett announced early this morning that he is transferring out of St. John's and, according to people close to the sophomore swingman, will pursue a professional baseball career. Garrett — who came to the Red Storm in the second semester of his freshman season after having eligibility problems with the NCAA — was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds out of Findley Prep in Las Vegas.  The lefthanded pitcher with a 96 mph fastball received a $1 million bonus before finally reaching a deal with the club that allowed him to play basketball. The gifted Los Angeles athlete was part of Steve Lavin's first full recruiting class that came to the Queens university.  But it was always a long shot that Garrett would stick with basketball — not when the lure of major league baseball was calling. After a long thought out process of speaking with my family, I will be leaving St. John's basketball program! — amir garrett (@Amir_Garrett) April 3, 2013 “After a long thought out process of ...
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