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Chris Perry Medically Cleared to Play

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SKIPPY BACK

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Some wonderful news out of the men's basketball team today, as rising junior forward Chris Perry has been medically cleared to play. Perry was having a fine sophomore year- averaging 10.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game-- before being sidelined for the rest of the season on January 24 with an undisclosed health issue.

This is an absolute relief, because it was easy to surmise that whatever Chris was dealing with was pretty serious, and it's remarkable that he's been cleared for physical activity again so soon. We couldn't be happier that he's on the upswing.

This is also a wonderful addition to the Bulls' basketball team, who now return one of their best players from last season and will be trotting out a squad that looks much, much better than last years'. Here's where the roster stands right now:

PG - Roddy Peters (So.), Jahmal McMurray (Fr.)
SG - Troy Holston (So.), Shawn Smith (Jr.)
SF - Nehemias Morillo (Sr.), Bo Zeigler (So.), Angel Nunez (Sr.)
PF - Chris Perry (Jr.), Luis Santos (Fr.), Tulio Da Silva (Fr.)
C - Ruben Guerrero (So.), Jaleel Cousins (Sr.)

That still leaves one open scholarship, with USF reported to be in on Miami transfer DeAndre Burnett and talented JUCO wing Ty Outlaw. This team's going to be pretty darn good before we know it, y'all.

But the big news today is undoubtedly Skippy being healthy. Congratulations, Chris.