NAU guard Sir granted sixth year of eligibility

Updated: May 11, 2006, 10:53 PM ET
Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Northern Arizona guard Steve Sir has been granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA, Lumberjacks coach Mike Adras announced Thursday.

Sir, who transferred to NAU in the middle of the 2003-04 season, missed the 2003 season to a sports hernia and was granted another season on the basis of a medical redshirt season.

He also redshirted his first season at San Diego State prior to transferring to NAU, in addition to the season he sat out per NCAA transfer rules after he left SDSU.

"It is a huge relief to know I got the year back," said Sir, who led NCAA Division I in 3-point field goal percentage last season at 49 percent. "It is a privilege to play college basketball, have the opportunity to finish my degree and be around Flagstaff and the guys on the team for another season."

Sir played in all 32 games last season for the Lumberjacks, averaging 11.1 points.

He is NAU's all-time 3-point percentage leader and has made 152 shots from beyond the arc in his two-year career, ranking fifth in school history.

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