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    Amir Garrett not going back to SJU hoops

    According to the Twitter...

    Louisville Bats ‏@LouisvilleBats 1m
    Also basketball relevant, #Reds pitching prospect @Amir_Garrett, a sophomore for St. John's basketball, is leaving the team.
    Jamie Ramsey ‏@Jamieblog 23m
    #Reds prospect and college cager @Amir_Garrett is leaving St. John's. Reds official told me this Spring that the LHP has electric stuff.

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    Re: Amir Garrett not going back to SJU hoops

    “As of now I'm playing baseball, but I plan on being at another program in the fall.”

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/co...#ixzz2PPCm4tJL
    Bummer.

    I was hoping to see him devote all energy to baseball.

    Ah well, perhaps Western Kentucky could find a spot for him?
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    Re: Amir Garrett not going back to SJU hoops

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Bummer.

    I was hoping to see him devote all energy to baseball.

    Ah well, perhaps Western Kentucky could find a spot for him?
    I'm hoping for Arizona State...

    Or Rio Salado College Avondale, which is almost next door to Reds facility in Goodyear.

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    Re: Amir Garrett not going back to SJU hoops

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    I'm hoping for Arizona State...

    Or Rio Salado College Avondale, which is almost next door to Reds facility in Goodyear.
    We're thinking along the same lines. I just sent an email to Dave Bezold at NKU.

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    Like I said in another thread, I saw him at MSG in January, and he looked awful. If he has a future making money as an athlete, it's in baseball. The quicker he realizes that, the better I would guess.

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    Re: Amir Garrett not going back to SJU hoops

    He's a future Gangstateer at Norwood University.
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    Re: Amir Garrett not going back to SJU hoops

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Bummer.

    I was hoping to see him devote all energy to baseball.

    Ah well, perhaps Western Kentucky could find a spot for him?
    I believe he also said that he wasn't going to sign if drafted, so I will wait and see on what his plans are. Either way, it is a step in the right direction for Cincy.

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    Re: Amir Garrett not going back to SJU hoops

    Simply knowing that he plans to pursue baseball as his career seems like a great step. If I recall, he was holding out hope for a hoops career. The scouting reports I've seen on him rave about him; could end up being a steal.
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    Re: Amir Garrett not going back to SJU hoops

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Simply knowing that he plans to pursue baseball as his career seems like a great step. If I recall, he was holding out hope for a hoops career. The scouting reports I've seen on him rave about him; could end up being a steal.
    I don't know that I want to say it would be a steal, given that they paid him $1M to sign. Certainly that could wind up being a bargain, but that is first round money.

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    Re: Amir Garrett not going back to SJU hoops

    Could be in a rotation with Travieso and Constante, maybe Pedro Diaz, too. Possibly an outstanding group.
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    Re: Amir Garrett not going back to SJU hoops

    I bet at some point this summer he decides to dedicate himself 100 percent to baseball. I wouldn't rule out the chance of him enrolling at a new college and continuing his education and his basketball career, but I would bet against it. Especially now that he's around other guys who do nothing but play baseball for a living, I bet he will give up college (and college hoops).


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