Four-star shooting guard Kobie Eubanks did not meet the NCAA’s academic requirements and will not enroll at the University of Alabama. Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News reported the development on Twitter.
Alabama 2015 4-star basketball signee Kobie Eubanks did not meet NCAA academic requirements and will not enroll at UA, per sources.
— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) August 19, 2015
A former star at Our Savior New American School in Centereach, New York, a town on Long Island just over 54 miles east of New York City, Eubanks also played at Florida’s Elev8 Sports Institute and is now likely headed to junior college if he does not decide to go the route of Emmanuel Mudiay and play internationally. A former SMU commit, Mudiay also had academic issues and thus chose to play a season in China before declaring for the NBA Draft, and he was selected seventh overall by the Denver Nuggets back in June.
Banks is not the only former Our Savior New American player that has had issues being cleared academically by the NCAA. Five-star Kansas commit Cheick Diallo has still not been cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center, as the association has before not accepted certain classes from the school. In the case of Eubanks, no further details were given regarding his academic ineligibility.
Crimson Tide head men’s basketball coach Avery Johnson offered a brief statement to Matt Zenitz of AL.com.
“We are disappointed for Kobie and his family,” Tide coach Avery Johnson said in a statement. “Unfortunately, Kobie wasn’t cleared by the NCAA and we couldn’t get him admitted to the University of Alabama. He has a bright future and we wish him well.
Campus Sports will update Eubanks’ situation as any new information becomes public.
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