St. John's wing Amir Garrett pitched 3 innings in final outing for Billings; struck out 3 while giving up 1 hit, 1 walk. Look out for more on Garrett's potential in the next few days on Rumble in the Garden.
"I would have liked to thrown more, but (the Reds) are working me along slowly," said Garrett, who averaged 7.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in 22 games for the Red Storm last season. "I’m just going along with what they want to do, so it’s all right."
Garrett did more than all right on Friday by throwing between 91 and 94 mph and averaging 92. He struck out three.
"He’s very raw, but I’ve been very impressed," Mustangs manager Pat Kelly said. "We saw him when he first joined us in Arizona from school and he was way behind on the learning curve. You can see how far he’s come."
- Rider is still awaiting word on a waiver for St. John’s transfer Nurideen Lindsey. The Broncs are hopeful that Lindsey, who played nine games last season for the Red Storm will be able to play for the full duration of next season rather than just the second semester. The talented combo guard transferred to the southern New Jersey school last December to be closer to his native Philadelphia and has a viable case to be cleared due to a difficult family situation. With waivers being handed out left and right for kids transferring back to their home areas, Lindsey has a more than reasonable chance of getting the benefit of the doubt. During his nine game stint at St. John’s last season, Lindsey averaged 12.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game.
[Carlos] Galan, who holds offers from St. John’s and Iowa State and interest from SMU, may reclassify into the Class of 2014, Lauriston said. He will take an unofficial visit to Iowa State Sept. 1.
The names of Major League Soccer president Mark Abbott and UNLV AD Jim Livengood have surfaced in the Big East commissioner search, CBSSports.com has learned.
The Big East would not comment on a report that the league could announce its new commissioner as soon as Tuesday afternoon.
...For instance, when Metta World Peace is playing a "gregarious and overtly sexual vampire elder" named Gossamer in an independent "scripted spoof series" called Real Vampire Housewives, I really would like to know about it.
So you know: Signees Chris Obekpa & Felix Balamou were cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse, via @AdamZagoria #STJbb