Dwight Meikle, a 6’9” forward from Quality Education Academy (NC), has been granted a release from his National Letter of Intent to play at St. John’s, the school announced Wednesday evening.
“We wish Dwight the best of luck in the future,” said head coach Steve Lavin. “He is an outstanding young man and a talented basketball player. The mutually arrived-upon decision to release Dwight from his NLI will now allow him to pursue other opportunities.”
The Rockville Centre, New York native averaged nearly 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game this season at Quality Education, playing alongside St. John’s signee Sir’Dominic Pointer.
Meikle was regarded as an “under-the-radar” prospect when he signed with the Red Storm in November, and analysts said he would have been a steal, were he to wait until during the Spring Signing Period to choose a school. Now that he is free of his letter of intent to play at St. John’s, he is expected to sign at another school and play this coming season.
St. John’s is still in pursuit of a few remaining unsigned prospects, including highly-touted forward God’s Gift Achiuwa of Erie Community College (PA), who is taking an official visit to St. John’s this Easter weekend.