Moffitt denied sixth year eligibility with Jacks

The SDSU men’s basketball team received tough news Monday when they found out senior point guard Keaton Moffitt was denied a sixth year of eligibility.

 Moffitt, who was a fifth year senior this year, applied for a sixth year of eligibility because he missed over 25 games his freshman year when he was at the University of Sioux Falls due to a back injury. Moffitt’s career is now officially over as a Jackrabbit. He averaged 4.6 points a game during his career.

 That leaves an even bigger hole to fill at the point guard position as the Jacks also lost their starter in George Marshall to graduation.

 There are two guys that are most likely to fill that hole in Cole Gentry, who redshirted this past year, and freshman Tevin King who averaged 3.7 points in 14.3 minutes a game.

 Gentry is probably the more viable option in the up-tempo offense that the Jacks new head coach T.J. Otzelberger runs. King will most likely play the other guard position.

 Either way the Jacks will have a very young back court and a very young team in general. They will not have a single senior on the team, and they lose three starters as well as Moffitt.

 There is still a chance the Jacks sign a junior college transfer to get some more experience on the team.