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College Basketball: 3 St. John's Freshman Ruled Ineligible

DENVER, CO - MARCH 17:  Head coach Steve Lavin of the St. John's Red Storm gestures from the bench against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Pepsi Center on March 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Drew LaskeyCorrespondent ISeptember 16, 2011

According to, three incoming St. John's freshmen are ineligible for the fall semester.

The school announced Thursday that 6'6" Amir Garrett, the No. 21-ranked SF overall, 6'10" Norvel Pelle, the No. 15-ranked PF overall and 6'7" JaKarr Sampson, the No. 15-ranked SF overall, did not qualify for the fall semester, but didn't release further details as to why.

St. John's 2011 class includes nine commitments, including three in the top 50 and six in the top 100, and is ranked third overall by 

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