Blessed with the ability to play hoops and throw a wicked slider, Amir Garrett has lived an up-in-the-air life over the past three years. He was initially facing eligibility concerns at St. John's, back in the fall of 2011. But he stayed with the program and continued on with his hoops career the following two seasons.

This while getting in some work with the Cincinnati Reds, who drafted him in 2011.

That dual sports life couldn't go on forever, and facing the monetary reality of which sport gave him the best option down the road, Garrett announced he's giving up basketball for hardball.