Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Hoops: 'Stangs lose talented transfer

It's been a trying past 365 or so days, give or take a few weeks, for would-be Western Mustangs swingman Keenan Jeppesen. 

The 6-foot-6 swingman and former Ivy League standout who was expected to give Western a boost in the new year. Now  the one-time star at Saltfleet High School in Stoney Creek, Ont., will apparently be unable to play at all this season, apparently due to a nagging ankle injury.

Jeppesen was a second-team all-Ivy League pick at Brown in 2005-06. When his coach left to take over the program at Pennsylvania, he tried to transfer there, and was denied, and he reportedly also tried to go to Cornell. He played seven games last season before leaving the team at Brown for "personal reasons." It's going to add up to nearly two years away by the time he laces up for the 'Stangs.

Not that the Mustangs are hurting: They do have another NCAA D1 transfer in 6-foot-9 Colin Laforme.

Greg Layson at Big Man on Campus and Mark Wacyk of cishoops.ca each have details, or should soon enough.

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