Thursday, August 05, 2010

NCAA cracking down, Selby still not eligible

There has been some news in the past few days about players having trouble getting cleared by the NCAA to play this season. Yesterday came news that Memphis recruit Will Barton, the #11 player in the class of 2010 who was once recruited by IU, is academically ineligible as of right now and could possibly miss the entire season. Kentucky is also facing issues with their Turkish recruit Enes Kanter, who is the #3 player in the class, has yet to be cleared by the NCAA to play this season. There have been questions linked to Kanter's amateur status, as he played for a team back in Turkey that may have caused him to become a professional in the eyes of the NCAA.
The latest eligibility news concerns Kansas freshman and former IU recruit Josh Selby, who is yet to be cleared by the NCAA. Selby, who finished his high school careers as Rivals' #1 prospect, is being looked at mostly due to the alleged relationship he has with Robert Frazier, business manager for Carmelo Anthony. Frazier has acknowledged that he acted as an "advisor" to Selby during his recruitment and the NCAA has been investigating whether Selby has compromised his amateur status as a result of this relationship.
There was a lot of talk of Selby spending his one-and-done year in Bloomington earlier this year, but if he ends up not getting cleared, missing out of Selby may have been a blessing in disguise.

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