NCAA to allow Cheick Diallo to travel to Maui

Kansas Jayhawks five-star freshman power forward Chieck Diallo has still not been cleared by the NCAA as they continue to review his academic eligibility, but a new development could be a good sign.

Per a statement from coach Bill Self, which was reported by Kansas beat writer Rustin Dodd, of The Kansas City Star, Diallo will be allowed to travel to Maui with the team as the Jayhaws prepare for the Maui Invitational, though no signs point to him being able to play.

In statement, Bill Self says NCAA granted waiver to allow Cheick Diallo to go to Maui, but still no indication that he'll be able to play.

— Rustin Dodd (@rustindodd) November 20, 2015

Originally from Mali, Diallo has not benen cleared to play due to the academic standing of his high school, Long Island’s Our Savior New American.

The school is currently under investigation by the NCAA due to the fact that it has a great deal of international students, many of whom just happen to be excellent basketball players.

As a result, Diallo has had to jump through hoop after hoop to prove that he is indeed academically qualified. But letting him travel to Maui can be seen as a positive step forward, albeit a small one.

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