Monday, August 26th, 2013 at 2:46 pm  |  5 responses

FSU Freshman Xavier Rathan-Mayes Declared Ineligible for the Season

Just this past spring, the chances of Canadian studs Andrew Wiggins and Xavier Rathan-Mayes suiting up for Florida State this upcoming season seemed to be relatively high. Fast-forward to today and neither will be playing for the Seminoles after the NCAA announced this afternoon that Rathan-Mayes, a 6-2 shooting guard out of Huntington Prep (WV) via Canada, will be ineligible for the upcoming season. From CBS Sports: “Florida State freshman Xavier Rathan-Mayes will not be eligible for the upcoming season, head coach Leonard Hamilton announced Monday. Hamilton said Rathan-Mayes did not get through the NCAA Clearinghouse. Sources tell CBSSports.com that the NCAA did not accept a full year of credits he took at a high school in North Carolina. Rathan-Mayes previously attended Christian Faith Center Academy (N.C.). Florida State is continuing to work with the NCAA to get the issue resolved.”

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  • Demar DeBROzan

    So sad. That Christian Faith Center Academy has put up a lot of roadblocks for some of Canada’s most talented young guns. A bunch of investigative journalists up here exposed it (along with a bunch of other high school/AAU related ‘organizations’) as a massive scam in this documentary if anyone’s interested (full episode is on the CBC page).


  • ATL dynamite

    Does anyone remember this?

  • patrick

    weird..if the guy completed the courses why doesn’t the NCAA just accept it? Ncaa becoming too bureaucratic with too many regulations?

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    What? He completed the courses but the NCAA simply did not accept that fact?

  • patrick