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MSU Inks Latvian Hoopster

Rick Stansbury is bringing in reinforcements via the transfer route.  Kristers Zeidaks — a 6-8 small forward from Latvia — has been academically cleared by the NCAA and will have three years of eligibility with Mississippi State’s basketball team.

It’s expected that Zeidaks will have to sit out the first few games this season due to questions regarding his amateur status.  The 21-year-old played with professional hoopsters in Latvia, but he was not a pro.

“It’s not an overly complicated case,” MSU’s compliance director told The Jackson Clarion-Ledger.”

(Hush.  Listen closely.  You can hear the faint screams of “What about Enes Kanter!” rising from the state of Kentucky.)

Zeidaks fills the roster spot left open when John Riek of Sudan left the Bulldog team earlier this month.  Consider this State’s international exchange program.

Our only question?  Is Zeidaks Latvian Orthodox?

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