The Alabama basketball program received some bad news on Monday night.
The school announced that freshman point guard Collin Sexton, who the Crimson Tide were set to rely heavily on this season, has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA.
There are few details regarding why Sexton was ruled ineligible, but it’s believed to be tied to the ongoing FBI investigation into corruption and fraud in the NCAA. Alabama basketball administrator Kobie Baker resigned after being implicated in the scandal.
“We don’t have any further information at this time, but we will continue to cooperate with the NCAA and work toward a resolution that results in Collin’s timely reinstatement,” Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne said in a statement.
Alabama enters the season as the No. 25 team in the nation.
Sexton was a five-star recruit out of Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, Georgia. The 6-foot-2 guard was rated as the top point guard in the nation and the No. 5 overall recruit by 247 Sports.