Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
Blog Entry

Jakarr Sampson in a holding pattern

Posted on: September 16, 2011 11:40 am
 

By Jeff Borzello

Jakarr Sampson was the most highly-touted of the nine St. John’s newcomers, ranking in the top 40 by nearly every outlet.

Of course, on Thursday, he was also one of three Red Storm freshmen ruled ineligible for the first semester by the NCAA.

The 6-foot-8 forward from Ohio has not decided on his next move yet.

“Nothing definitive as of yet,” Don Anderson, his former AAU coach, said.

There are a few options: he could head back to Brewster Academy (N.H.) for another prep year, or he could go to a different prep school and take classes in order to get cleared as soon as possible.

Since Sampson never officially enrolled at St. John’s, he can still go back to St. John’s or any Big East school if he does another year at Brewster. Had he enrolled, he would be ineligible to go to a Big East college – including St. John’s – if he did another prep year.

Anderson also cleared up rumors that Sampson has opened up his recruitment.

“No he hasn’t,” Anderson said.

Looks like this will be a situation that continues to evolve.

Comments

Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: September 16, 2011 11:54 am
 

Jakarr Sampson in a holding pattern

*should have NOT piped off*



Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: September 16, 2011 11:54 am
 

Jakarr Sampson in a holding pattern

"Anderson also cleared up rumors that Sampson has opened up his recruitment.

“No he hasn’t,” Anderson said."

Well, then Anderson should have piped off to a reporter that JaKarr will re-open his recruitment.  Bad PR - now covering his tracks - classic move.

JaKarr needs to get back with his guys.  He has full support of SJU Admin, Staff, and fans.  We want ALL the same guys from the Nasty Nine getting right to take out the Beast by Junior year!  Coach Lavs will be pulling in the cavalry in '12 and '13.

 



The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com