So there’s this:
Missouri State has emerged as the favorite to land Xavier transfer Jared Ridder, per a source. Will be eligible at start of 18-19 season.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 23, 2017
Word is Ridder wanted to be closer to his home in Missouri, prompting his decision to leave the program. It’s worth noting that Xavier isn’t any farther away form Missouri when it was when Ridder committed. Ridder probably didn’t figure to be the lynch pin of the program this year, but he was likely going to be able to get some chances to get onto the floor. His departure won’t cripple the season, but it is still kind of a kidney shot with game time just a couple of months out.