IU Center Guy-Marc Michel Ruled Ineligible

by December 01, 2010

The NCAA just keeps killing dreams across the country. Ever since the NCAA ruled the University of Kentucky’s Turkish center Enes Kanter ineligible for the 2010-11 season, things looked bleak at best for Guy-Mark Michel at Indiana University this year. Any chance that IU had to compete in the Big Ten takes a major hit with the loss of Michel, who would have been IU’s first capable center in  three years (DJ White). The situation is explained well in a post by Greg Rosenstein of the Indiana Daily Student: “Guy-Marc Michel, a junior center who transferred to IU during the offseason from North Idaho College, was ruled ineligible Tuesday by the NCAA.  The 7-foot center played for a French club team from 2005 to the 2007-08 season. In the final year, he played five games with French Pro A League team SLUC Nancy, which is considered a professional team by NCAA standards.  Michel’s participation on the team occurred before a NCAA rule allowing prospective student-athletes to compete on a professional team while maintaining amateur status was instituted.”