Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 at 12:41 pm  |  5 responses

UConn Freshman Boatright Awaits Eligibility Status

by Dave Spahn / @davespahn

Reports have begun to surface about the eligibility of UConn freshman Ryan Boatright. According to a USA Today report, the NCAA has launched an investigation on Boatright’s eligibility. Boatright, the former 2011 Mr. Basketball winner in Illinois, will not compete in tonight’s exhibition game against American International and will only be allowed to practice until the NCAA reaches a verdict on his eligibility. Boatright’s eligibility issue is not academic-related, which means improper benefits and his amateurism are most likely the topics of discussion.

Boatright, center Andre Drummond, and wing DeAndre Daniels make up one of the top classes in college basketball for the 2011 class. UConn takes a hit to the depth of their bench with Boatright sitting out. Jim Calhoun will need to heavily rely on returning guards Jeremy Lamb and Shabazz Napier until a decision on Boatright is made.

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    Here we go again. I guess the NCAA feels stronger since that age requirement by the NBA to start back their bs. I remember when the prep stars were going to the Pros all these ticky tack eligiblitiy issues slowed up.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    First Wayne Blackshear’s injury and now Ryan Boatright, guess it’s up to UK’s Anthony Davis to rep the Ill State.

  • wall Ball

    Quincy Miller too

  • Patrick

    The NCAA should abolish the rule imo that players can’t receive benefits. And the NBA’s min. age of 19 is retarded.

  • timm

    um you for gotr a 6’3 guard hailing from rock island illinois who won a statechampionship whos out at stanford right now killin it had 15 points and is right now one of there leading scorers ….chasson randle…. oh ya and is also co winner of mr basketball