6’6 swingman Amir Garrett (above).

St. John’s may have been denied a win by a very good St. Mary’s team Tuesday morning, but Dwayne Polee Jr. gave us a nice glimpse of the team’s bright future.  Polee, California’s Mr. Basketball last year, made his NCAA debut, scoring 16 points on 6-16 shooting.  Polee looked positively divine in the open court, if only human in the half court set.  Aside from an important three Polee bagged early in the 2nd half, his shot selection was questionable at best.  At least he has the talent to get his own shot against a sweet 16 team, which is more than you can say for St. John’s returning players.

In the open court, Polee intercepted a 1st half pass and raced down the other way for a monster, highlight reel jizzam.  He also made a steal that led to a picturesque layup in which the freshman displayed next level athletic ability.  As St. John’s prepares for its first win in the Lavin era tonight at 8 PM EST against Columbia back at home at Carnesecca, comes word that another major California talent has signed on–the 2nd in two weeks.  Last week it was big man Norvel Pelle, and today it was ESPN’s #62 player in the class out of Los Angeles by way of Nevada, explosive forward Amir Garrett.


Garrett’s declaration came on the heels of another major committment.  6’9 Dwight Meikle from Long Island, became the 2nd big man to join St. John’s 2011 class yesterday.  Meikle, very close to Quality Education Academy teammate and recent signee Dom Pointer, chose St. John’s sight unseen. 



Lavin has 2 scholarships left to give for 2011. 


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