St. John's the favorite to land Norvel Pelle

Norvel Pelle -- the No. 14 power forward and the No. 71 player overall in the ESPNU 100 -- is scheduled to visit St. John's this weekend, and the Johnnies appear to be the favorites to land the 6-foot-9, 200-pound stud from Long Beach, Calif.

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Pelle would be the sixth player to commit to St. John's in the Class of 2011, and the fifth ESPNU 100 player. He'd also be the post player St. John's is looking for, after landing several talented wing players.

St. John's plays its one and only exhibition game Saturday night at Carnesecca Arena versus Westmont College. Tipoff is 7 p.m., and ESPNNewYork.com will be there.