No. 24/24 St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin announced Rysheed Jordan has returned to practice after a leave of absence due to personal and family matters. Jordan will return to the court for the Red Storm’s contest with No. 8/8 Villanova on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.
Jordan was not with the team Saturday for the BIG EAST home opener with Butler in order to be with family in Philadelphia after the passing of his grandmother Roslyn “Bootsie” Walker. “Rysheed has returned from his home after going through a challenging week,” said Lavin. “He will practice with the team today and suit up tomorrow for our game with Villanova.”
Jordan, a 6-foot-4 sophomore guard from Philadelphia, ranks sixth in the BIG EAST averaging 14.0 points per game and has scored double-figures in nine of 12 appearances this season. Jordan is second on the team with 2.9 assists per game and ranks fifth in the conference averaging 2.1 steals. Jordan was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Dec. 15 averaging 16.0 points and shooting 60.0 percent (12-of-20) in two wins, which included a career-high 24 points versus Fordham at Madison Square Garden.
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