The St. John’s Red Storm will no longer be without the services of freshman Rysheed Jordan. This is according to nurmerous sources, but we will acknowledge a tweet from NY Post writer Zach Braziller.
St. John’s makes it official: Rysheed Jordan will play tonight. #sjubb
— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) November 26, 2013
Jordan was suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. It was a little different than Chris Obekpa’s suspension, as he violated university rules and was suspended for two exhibition games.
At the end of the day, however, it doesn’t really matter as the Johnnies were victorious in the one game they were without Jordan. There does happen to be some level of importance to the situation, though. Jordan hopefully used the suspension as one of those fancy teaching lessons and not as a get out of jail free card.
St. John’s is going to face historical powerhouse (sarcasm, yay), the Longwood Lancers, this evening. Whether or not Jordan will be thrown right back in the starting lineup or will have to re-earn his minutes is yet to be seen. What Jordan will need to do — regardless of immediate playing time — is shoot better than .227 percent from the floor and average more than a mere 4.3 points per game.
Heavy is the head that wears the preseason hype crown. No one knows this any better than Jordan at the moment. Hopefully the suspension will give him a fresh start to the season. A season, mind you, that has been less than stellar for the freshman up until this point.