Syracuse forward James Southerland out with eligibility matter

Southerland will return

Syracuse forward James Southerland is out indefinitely due to an eligibility matter, Syracuse announced Saturday morning.

Southerland is ineligibile

Citing University policy and federal student privacy laws, SU wasn’t able to provide any further details.

The senior was averaging 13.2 points and 5.2 rebounds as SU’s sixth man.

Last year, center Fab Melo missed three games during the regular season and the entire NCAA tournament due to eligibility issues.

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