Who says the NCAA doesn’t have standards? Proving that academics does still hold some value in college, the association has declared top University of Missouri recruiting prospect Tony Mitchell ineligible. According to Sports Illustrated:
The 6-foot-8 forward from Dallas was considered one of the top high school prospects in the nation after averaging 20.5 points [...]
The word out of the Bluff City tonight is that the NCAA has reversed its previous ruling and that top 10 recruit Will Barton will be allowed to play for Josh Pastner and the University of Memphis Tigers this fall.
Both Dan Wolken reported the news via his Twitter:
Source just told me Will Barton has been [...]
The NCAA has ruled Memphis Tigers top basketball recruit (#10 nationally) Will Barton ineligible to play for head coach Josh Pastner because of grade and transcript issues according to CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish.
Barton tweeted his disappointment earlier tonight:
Barton hinted at bad news Wednesday night via his Twitter account.
“It don’t get no worse than this,” Barton [...]
2010 #1 overall high school recruit Brandon Knight announced on Wednesday that he will head to Lexington in the fall to play for John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats.
“The place where I plan to my college basketball is at the University of Kentucky,” Knight said.
Knight will hope to quickly follow Calipari point guards Derrick Rose, Tyreke [...]