Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Highly touted freshman guard Rysheed Jordan practiced with St. John’s on Monday and will play Tuesday night against Longwood. The news was previously reported Monday night by both SNY.tv and the Daily News.
The 6-foot-4 Jordan had been suspended for Friday’s game against Monmouth for a violation of team rules. He is averaging 4.3 points and 2.3 assists this season.
“Rysheed has a bright future at St. John’s. It is important that he takes care of his responsibilities as a student-athlete, on all fronts,” Johnnies coach Steve Lavin said in announcing that Jordan would play Tuesday.
Jordan’s fellow Philadelphia native, Providence freshman Brandon Austin — along with teammate Rodney Bullock — have been suspended since the beginning of the season for what the school called “not upholding their responsibilities as student-athletes.”
St. John’s (3-1) earlier suspended sophomore forward Chris Obekpa for two preseason games. D’Angelo Harrison was suspended for the end of last season, but returned for his junior year.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.