St. John's G Jordan takes leave of absence

St. John's guard Rysheed Jordan is taking an indefinite leave of absence for personal reasons, Red Storm coach Steve Lavin announced Friday.

Lavin said Jordan, the team's second-leading scorer, is leaving to deal with personal and family matters in his native Philadelphia.

The 6-foot-4 sophomore will not be with the No. 15 Red Storm for their game on Saturday against Butler.

Jordan is averaging 14 points this season, sixth-most in the Big East.