Cincinnati lands ESPN 100 Jermaine Lawrence

ESPN 100 power forward Jermaine Lawrence (Springfield Gardens, N.Y./Pope John XXII) ended his recruitment on Sunday with a verbal pledge to Cincinnati, ESPN.com has confirmed.

Lawrence, who recently returned to action after battling a hand injury, chose the Bearcats over St. John's and UNLV.

He joins a Cincinnati class that also features PG Kevin Johnson (Cincinnati/Summit Country Day), SG Troy Caupain (Midlothian, Va./Cosby), SF DeShaun Morman (Washington, D.C./Faith Baptist Christian) and C Jamaree Strickland (Oakland, Calif./Queen City Prep).