Update: Per Mike Waters of syracuse.com, Grant is sitting out due to an NCAA violation regarding summer league play. The suspension is for one game.
Per a source, Syracuse’s Jerami Grant must sit out one game due to violating the NCAA’s rules regarding summer league play.
— Mike Waters (@MikeWatersSYR) November 9, 2013
Earlier: Syracuse sophomore forward Jerami Grant is expected to be one of the most important players for the Orange as the program transitions to the ACC this season. But it looks like the start to his 2013-2014 campaign will be delayed.
Grant is being held out of tonight’s season-opener against Cornell for an unspecified reason. Jim Boeheim told reporters he’d address the issue after the game.
Jerami Grant is in street clothes and will not play in tonight’s game. Jim Boeheim will address the decision to sit Grant after the game.
— Daily Orange Sports (@DOsports) November 8, 2013
SU Athletics spokesman tells me that he does not know why Jerami Grant is not dressed for tonight’s game. Says Boeheim may address it after.
— Jeremy Ryan (@JeremyRyan44) November 8, 2013
We’ll avoid speculating here, but it’s worth noting that Grant played during the exhibition games for the Orange. We’ll keep you updated.