Freshmen still waiting to be cleared?

It's still early in September, and the NCAA eligibility is still being determined.

But Jeff Goodman reports that two of the incoming freshmen, Norvel Pelle and Amir Garrett, have yet to be cleared to play ball for the Red Storm:

Seven of Steve Lavin's nine freshmen have been cleared, but according to sources, he's still waiting for the NCAA to clear Garrett and Pelle. Both players are Top 100 players and finished summer school last week.

This is not terrible news; if Pelle and Garrett's summer school classes still need to be considered for their NCAA eligibility, it's only been about a week, a week and a half since they finished classes. Resolution will likely come soon. The eligibility issues (a list here) undercurrent has been acknowledged by players and the compliance staff has been hard at work on getting the players cleared to put on their Red Storm uniforms.

There have been some questions about Pelle's ability to qualify for NCAA play, but St. John's has maintained that they expect all players to be eligible. The 6'10 jumping jack center has been taking summer classes in Philadelphia along with Amir Garrett, who was considered much less of a risk to qualify.

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