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St. John's basketball: Kassoum Yakwe ruled eligible by the NCAA

The Red Storm freshman was finally cleared on Wednesday.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Freshman forward Kassoum Yakwe was cleared by the NCAA on Wednesday and can play immediately per a release from St. John's.

The 6-foot-7 forward from Mali will take his first step onto a college basketball court when the Red Storm return home to New York to take on the Fordham Rams on December 2 at Rose Hill Gymnasium in The Bronx.

Yakwe should prove to be a welcomed addition to the Red Storm, who are 4-2 after their stay in the Maui Invitational. The four-star recruit will give the Johnnies extra length, as Chris Mullin's squad has just four players taller than 6-foot-6 on the roster right now.