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.
Rysheed Jordan Expected to be Ruled Academically Ineligible, May be Done at St. John’s
St. John’s guard Rysheed Jordan is expected to be ruled academically ineligible for the fall semester and may have played his last game for the team, according to a report by Roger Rubin of the New York Daily News.
Jordan, the Johnnies best returning player, could still get his grades in order to play during the spring semester, but he also may leave the program, according to Rubin.
“Nothing is set in stone yet,” a source close to the situation told SNY.tv.
Jordan, who averaged 14.1 points last season, was expected to take a leap forward and help fill the shoes of departing seniors Phil Greene and D’Angelo Harrison.
“As far as talent, he’s really gifted,” St. John’s coach Chris Mullin said this spring. “I think I can really help him develop.”
If he leaves, newly signed point guard Marcus LoVett will have to contribute immediately.
In April, Jordan announced that he was returning for his junior season, considered a smart move as he was not expected to be selected for the 2015 NBA Draft.
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.
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