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Horn leaving Siena men's basketball program

Horn leaving Siena men's basketball program

Guard heading to North Dakota State
Horn leaving Siena men's basketball program
Jordan Horn is leaving the Siena men's basketball program.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber

LOUDONVILLE — One of the Siena College men’s basketball program’s potential transfers has removed the potential.

Freshman Jordan Horn announced Tuesday afternoon on Twitter he will continue his career at North Dakota State.

“I would like to thank Siena College for giving me the opportunity to be [a part] of such a great community and school this past year. I would also like to thank the fans for being very supportive during my first year of college,” part of Horn’s tweet said. “Lastly I would like to thank North Dakota State University for believing in me and giving me a second chance after being granted my release to transfer.”

Horn declined further comment.

Horn averaged 7.9 points per game as a freshman, but had stretches in which he starred for the Saints. He led the team in 3-pointers made with 48 and had 13 games in which he produced double-digit scoring totals.

Besides junior Nico Clareth re-confirming his departure from the program last week, Horn is the first Siena player to officially leave the program since the hire of new head coach Jamion Christian. Fellow freshmen Prince Oduro and Roman Penn have also received releases, with Penn seemingly the more likely player to eventually return to the Saints.

Those three players — Horn, Oduro and Penn — were considered former Siena head coach Jimmy Patsos’ building blocks for the program’s next few seasons.

Patsos resigned amid an investigation into the men’s basketball program on April 13. Christian was hired last Wednesday.

Horn, a 6-foot-3 Minnesota native, will have to sit out a year before playing for North Dakota State, which plays in the Summit League.

Reach Michael Kelly at [email protected] or @ByMichaelKelly on Twitter.

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