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Basketball: Personnel woes mount for Stanford

Landry Fields . . . Drew Schiller . . . Da’Veed Dildy . . . Jarrett Mann . . . Andrew Zimmerman . . . Gabriel Harris.

Those six players represent the entirety of Stanford’s healthy, available list of recruited scholarship basketball players. At least for now.

Junior forward/center Josh Owens is the latest placed on the shelf after it was revealed he is out with an undisclosed medical condition. You cannot help but suspect things are at least somewhat serious when his father is quoted as saying, “Keep Joshua in your prayers.”

Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News, our sister Media News publication, provides this perspective in his College Hotline blog:

“There is a lack of detail on both Jeremy Green and Josh Owens because of the seriousness and unresolved nature of their issues — one’s legal, the other’s medical, and there isn’t enough on-the-record information to meet the threshold for publication on either front.

“From what I’ve heard about Green’s situation, Stanford fans should not rush to judgment or assume the worst.”

Here’s the full story from the Mercury News.

Jeff Faraudo