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Jakarr Sampson still on track to qualify

Posted on: April 11, 2011 12:03 pm
Edited on: April 24, 2011 2:41 pm

Posted by Jeff Borzello

On Sunday, rumors swirled regarding St. John’s-bound forward Jakarr Sampson and his plans for the fall.

One site in New York reported that Sampson would be doing another year of prep school at Brewster Academy (N.H.), and would not suit up for the Red Storm next season.

Sampson’s prep school and AAU coaches refuted the story.

“Jakarr is a senior and will graduate in May,” Brewster head coach Jason Smith said. “He’s signed with St. John’s and looks forward to joining them this summer/fall.”

Added Don Anderson of the King James Shooting Stars: “No truth to it whatsoever.”

The story seemingly centered on Sampson not qualifying and needing additional course work in order to be eligible to play at St. John’s.

However, a source close to the Red Storm program told that another year of prep school is not necessary.

“Whatever [Jakarr] can get in prep year he can get done in summer school,” the source said.

Sampson is ranked as the No. 31 prospect in the country by The 6-foot-7 forward originally hails from St. Vincent-St. Mary (Ohio) – the same high school that produced LeBron James.

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