Top Villanova freshman Omari Spellman dealing with NCAA issue

One of the top incoming freshman for the Villanova Wildcats, Omari Spellman, will be forced to miss some time while the NCAA clears up a current issue.

Wildcats coach Jay Wright said Spellman was dealing with a question on when his ninth-grade year began, according to ESPN’s Dana O’Neil. So while Villanova and the NCAA clear the issue up, Spellman will not play in any games during the team’s overseas trip.

Spellman will still travel with the program to Spain, but will not participate on the court.

When Spellman does return, the Wildcats receive a top 20 player in his class. Talk about the rich getting richer.

The 6-foot-9 forward was previously investigated for academic issues after moving from New York to Ohio. Ultimately, Spellman was reclassified from a freshman to the eighth-grade.

Once Spellman has his issue cleared up, he will be ready and eligible to join the defending national champions as they attempt to return to another title game.

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