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(11-6-18) According to a Sidney Daily News story by Bryant Billing, Alex Gordon has re-enrolled at Sidney on Tuesday after spending this past spring and fall at Huntington (W Va) Prep. During this time he has committed to play basketball next year at Virginia Tech.

Gordon told Billing in the story –

“Things just didn’t work out as I planned when I went there. I’m just excited to be back.”

According to the story Sidney AD Mitch Hoying expects Gordon to be able to practice in about a week and will become eligible for the entire 2018-19 season. Hoying based this on conversations he has had with OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass.

In an email to SSN, Snodgrass commented:

I honestly cannot comment on his eligibility until such time it is requested through our compliance staff.  Any student-athlete transferring schools must meet one of the OHSAA’s member schools’ adopted transfer exceptions.

So, honestly, until any request for eligibility is received and ruled upon by our Compliance staff, it would be difficult to provide any type of comment.

It is not unusual for an athlete to transfer to a well-known prep school only to return home shortly after the move.

 

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