Former St. John’s Signee JaKarr Sampson to Visit Baylor This Weekend

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By Paul Seaver (TheArenaPulse)
JaKarr Sampson was one of three St. John’s freshmen to be ruled academically ineligible at the university just two weeks ago.
Upon the decision, Sampson wasted no time in deciding to return to Brewster Academy (NH) as a post grad student, looking to continue his education in order to meet the academic qualifications.

As new schools continue to express interest in Sampson’s future services, the 6-foot-8 forward seems ready to move on with his recruitment, and a weekend visit to Baylor will be his next step.

Brewster head coach Jason Smith tweeted the news early Wednesday morning, announcing that Sampson would officially be visiting the Baylor campus this upcoming weekend.

Prior to Sampson’s commitment to St. John’s, the Bears and head coach Scott Drew had been involved in his recruitment last summer. The Baylor staff has already stopped by the Brewster Academy campus to see Sampson in recent days.

Alongside Baylor, Kentucky head coach John Calipari, Providence head coach Ed Cooley, and Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin have all expressed new interest. Each of the three coaching staffs have also been through the school’s campus within the past few days.

St. John’s, however, still remains in the hunt for Sampson, as well. Assistant coach Mike Dunlap will reportedly be in on Wednesday to meet with Sampson, as also tweeted by Jason Smith.

Sampson was ranked at No. 32 overall within the class of 2011, prior to the ruling on his eligibility at St. John’s.

*Photo: JaKarr Sampson *Credit: ohiohshoops.com

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