St. John's suspends Philly's Rysheed Jordan

Vaux's Rysheed Jordan smiles as he announces St. John's as his college choice and signs a letter of intent Wednesday at Vaux. DAVID MAIALETTI / Staff

Rysheed Jordan, last season's Inquirer Southeastern Pa. boys' basketball player of the year, was suspended on Friday night by St. John's for a violation of team rules just hours before the Red Storm hosted Monmouth.

The freshman guard was a five-star recruit out of North Philadelphia's now-closed Vaux High. He led the Cougars to last season's PIAA Class AA State Title and averaged 24.8 points per game. He was the Big East's preseason rookie of the year and is averaging 4.3 points and 2.3 assists in three games.

"We are hopeful that moving forward Rysheed will be able to meet his responsibilities and be able to rejoin our team on the court," said St. John's head coach Steve Lavin.

Jordan chose St. John's over Temple and UCLA.