By Jeff Goodman
St. John's finally received some good news when Amir Garrett was cleared to play for the Red Storm.
Garrett's father, Darrow Garrett, confirmed the news to CBSSports.com on Tuesday night.
The program has been without its head coach, Steve Lavin, for much of the season while he recovers from prostate surgery, its talented guard Nuri Lindsey decided to transfer and three recruits were deemed ineligible to play this season.
Jakaar Sampson returned to prep school and Norvel Pelle favors UNLV - but Garrett, a two-sport star, has stuck with his pledge and his father said he could play as early as Wednesday night.
"I'm happy he's now at St. John's and can play basketball," Garrett's father said.
Garrett's father also said that the plan remains to play baseball in the Cincinnati Reds minor league system this summer. Garrett was selected in the 22nd round of the draft and received a bonus in excess of $1 million spread over five years.