Rysheed Jordan suspended

NEW YORK -- St. John's freshman guard Rysheed Jordan was suspended for Friday night's game versus Monmouth for a violation of team rules.

The suspension was announced by the school less than two hours before tipoff.

"We have high expectations for all of our student-athletes at St. John's," coach Steve Lavin said in a statement released by the school. "We are hopeful that moving forward Rysheed will be able to meet his responsibilities and be able to rejoin our team on the court."

Jordan is the most highly touted recruit Lavin has reeled in since taking over at St. John's in 2010. A high-scoring guard from Philadelphia, Jordan was rated the No. 17 high school senior in the country last season by ESPN Recruiting and was voted the preseason Big East rookie of the year.

However, Jordan is off to a rough start with the Red Storm. Through three games, he is averaging just 4.3 points in 18.3 minutes per game, shooting 22.7 percent from the field.

This is already the second St. John's suspension of the young season. Center Chris Obekpa was suspended for both of the team's exhibition games for an unspecified violation of university policy.

Star guard D'Angelo Harrison, who is back on the team this season, was suspended for the final six games of last season for conduct detrimental to the team.