Three Stick Out For Garrett

The recruiting process is picking up for Amir Garrett. He has a top three, a pair of in-home visits set up and will be setting up officials soon.

Amir Garrett had a break out summer.

After a handful of strong spring showings and a great turnout at Pangos All-American Camp the 6-foot-5 wing prospect earned an invite to NBA Camp, where he played well against the to prospects in the country.

"I showed everybody that I'm able to play with the best," Garrett told "I've played with all of the top players from playing in the NBA Camp and Boost Mobile. I think I showed everybody that I can play."

Shortly after NBA camp, Garrett entered's top 100 and following a solid July, where he played with Belmont Shore, he checked in at No. 62 and as a four-star prospect.

"After NBA Camp I was like ‘I'm there and I'm able to play with these guys,'" he said. "Going to NBA camp boosted my confidence and I realized I could go out there and do my thing."

To go with boosting his confidence, Garrett's strong play also enhanced his recruitment.

"Recruiting is going real good," he added. "I've come up with a top three right now. It's going good. I'm getting a lot of looks."

Garrett, who will transfer to Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep for his senior season, said St. John's, Oregon and Kansas sit atop his list. While Boston College, Arizona and UTEP are also involved. Kansas is he only school that hasn't offered.

New St. John's coach Steve Lavin is a former west coast guy and he's reached out to Garrett. According to Garrett his style of play is one of the many reasons he's considering the Red Storm.

"I talk to coach Lavin a lot," Garrett said. "He's a cool dude. Coach Lavin likes to play fast and I like to play fast. He has a great staff and he's a good coach."

Oregon, who also has a new coach in Dana Altman, has targeted Garrett and he's developed a strong relationship with one of their assistant coaches.

"At Oregon they are trying to turn their program around," he said. "They let their players play. I talk to coach [Brian] Fish a lot and they seem like a really good program and they seem like they really want me.

Kansas managed to make his top three, despite having not offered. Garrett seems interested in the Jayhawks because of their past success.

"With Kansas, its Kansas," he said. "It's cool that they even have interest in me. I just want to keep my options and hear what they have to say." According to Garrett the next step is to go through the in-home visits. He currently has Oregon and St. John's scheduled to come in. Then following those visits, he'll begin setting up official visits.

"I kind want to be done early," he said of his recruitment. "But if I don't make it in the fall it's not a big deal, but I'd definitely like to get it done early. I'm just not in a rush."

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