St. John's coach has high praise for Rysheed Jordan
"He is the most skilled player I have ever coached and that includes Baron Davis at UCLA," said coach Steve Lavin, who is starting his fourth season at St. John's. "This is a special player."
Hearing what Jordan, a 6-foot-4 scoring, passing sensation, thinks of his approaching rookie season will have to wait a while.
In the tradition of Hall of Fame coaches such as John Thompson at Georgetown and Dean Smith at North Carolina, who kept their freshmen off-limits to the media until they were acclimated to the program, Jordan won't speak to reporters until late December.
The school did provide some quotes from Jordan and he echoed Lavin's feelings.
"I wasn't used to it," he said of the adjustment to college. "In college your body is more dead because you work hard in the gym then you work hard in the classroom. Then you go to study hall and work hard there, then tutoring I work hard then after that the day is mainly over and you're just dead and ready to get some sleep."