Monday January 5th, 2015

St. John's announced Monday that guard Rysheed Jordan has returned from his leave of absence and will play in the team's game against Villanova on Tuesday.

Jordan took his leave of absence last Friday, with head coach Steve Lavin citing "personal and family circumstances" at the time. Lavin revealed Monday that Jordan traveled to Philadelphia to be with his family after his grandmother passed away.

“Rysheed has returned from his home after going through a challenging week,” said Lavin in a statement. “He will practice with the team today and suit up tomorrow for our game with Villanova." 

Jordan, a sophomore, is averaging 14 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game this season.

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St. John's is 11-3 this season but has lost its last two games, to Seton Hall on New Year's Eve and Butler on Saturday. Jordan missed the game against Butler while away from the team.

Ben Estes

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