The New York Post is reporting that prized St. Johns freshman guard Rysheed Jordan has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.
The point guard from Philadelphia as suspended for violating team rules Friday night, missing the Red Storm’s 64-54 victory over Monmouth.
Head coach Steve Lavin declined to say when he will be return — or if Jordan will return at all.
Jordan, who is a high school legend in the city, the highest-rated recruit of the Lavin era.
“He knows there are certain responsibilities,” the coach said.
Lavin also told reporters not to read into Jordan’s absence at the game. When he previously has suspended players — center Chris Obekpa during the preseason and guard D’Angelo Harrison at the end of last year — they haven’t been on the bench either. It is believed Jordan hasn’t left campus, said Lavin, who thinks Jordan “absolutely” will be part of the program moving forward, whether that is Tuesday’s game against Longwood or down the road.
I would have to assume that Jordan’s violation is probably academic.
“If he takes care of business, he’ll be on the team,” Lavin said. “If he doesn’t, he wont. … It’s a basic responsibility that our team members must adhere to, and if they take care of that aspect, they’re allowed to participate as student-athletes and if they don’t, they won’t. It’s real basic.”
“We want him back on the team.”