Duquesne grants release for 2 men’s basketball players
Duquesne sophomore Desmond Ridenour and junior Jordan Stevens were granted releases from their scholarships, men’s basketball coach Jim Ferry announced Wednesday, a move that allows the players to transfer.
Stevens, a 6-foot guard from Columbia, Mo., was suspended for the team’s final 11 games. He was the team’s third-leading scorer at 8.9 points and was the first guard off the bench before his suspension. He averaged 18.8 minutes in his first season with the Dukes after transferring from Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa.
Ridenour, a 6-foot-2 guard from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, played in 21 of the team’s 31 games. He averaged 2.0 points and 7.9 minutes. In his two seasons, Ridenour played in 51 of a possible 61 games, all off the bench.
“We appreciate all Dez has done for the program,” Ferry said in a statement. “We wish him the best of luck in his future. The same goes for Jordan. We wish him the best.”