By Jeff Goodman
Amir Garrett’s plan remains the same.
Garrett, one of three St. John’s freshmen ruled academically ineligible by the NCAA on Thursday, still intends to play basketball for the Red Storm.
“He still has a chance,” Darrow Garrett, Amir’s father, said. “He will play at St. John’s in December. Mark my words.”
Garrett is a two-sport star who was selected in the 22nd round of the MLB draft this past June. He signed a contract with the Cincinnati Reds that included $1 million spread over five years.
Garrett’s father said the plan, if his son qualifies, would be to play with St. John’s in the spring and then play minor league baseball in the summer with the Reds. He also said Amir would take classes this semester in hopes of being cleared for the second semester.
“This time we’re going to be proactive with the NCAA,” Darrow Garrett said. “We’re going to get them everything they ask for as early as possible, but we’re optimistic everything will be taken care of and he will be able to play at St. John’s in December.”