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edabbs44
06-08-2011, 08:21 AM
Well...this is pleasantly surprising.


Garrett was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 22nd round (No. 685 overall) of the baseball draft Tuesday, a result that should allow Garrett to play professional baseball during the summer and still honor his letter of intent to St. John's for basketball.


Darrow Garrett said his son is expected to sign with the Reds before the Aug. 15 deadline for teams to sign 2011 draft selections who have remaining college eligibility.

http://www.lvrj.com/sports/pilots-star-garrett-will-try-to-play-two-sports-123442889.html?ref=889

Benihana
06-08-2011, 10:22 AM
That would be great

lollipopcurve
06-08-2011, 10:26 AM
Darrow Garrett said his son is expected to sign with the Reds before the Aug. 15 deadline for teams to sign 2011 draft selections who have remaining college eligibility.

Sweet. Kid is a big-time project (embryonic secondary pitches), but you have to love the arm and athleticism.

Benihana
06-08-2011, 10:27 AM
Hopefully he signs before August so he can get to work. Kid will need all the development time he can get.

redsmetz
06-08-2011, 10:55 AM
From a blog for the St. John's basketball program:

http://www.rumbleinthegarden.com/2011/6/8/2213084/st-johns-basketball-recruit-amir-garrett-drafted-cincinnati-reds-round-22-two-sport


Garrett got back on the radar with pitching performances for scouts at the College of Southern Nevada under the watchful eye of Nick Aiello, their pitching coach. Aiello points out that Garrett is physically unique, gets a lot of leverage in his pitches, and is primed with potential.

bubbachunk
06-08-2011, 11:04 AM
Awesome news! Sounds like the kid has high end potential

Doc. Scott
06-08-2011, 11:21 AM
The College of Southern Nevada is where Bryce Harper went for a year. Big-time CC program; tutelage from their pitching coach is probably good.

Newman4
06-08-2011, 01:18 PM
Google Amir Garrett and check out his basketball videos. Crazy athletic. Obviously could bulk up and add to that 90-94 fastball too.

11larkin11
06-08-2011, 02:51 PM
Just tweeted that it looks like he'll be headed to Phoenix in a few days. I'm assuming Phoenix is Goodyear?