Cheick Diallo’s Former Teammate Ruled Ineligible by NCAA

As Cheick Diallo’s eligibility for the 2015-16 season has been uncertain, this latest development is a bad sign for the incoming freshman.

According to a statement released by the University of Alabama, incoming recruit Kobie Eubanks has been ruled ineligible for the 2015-16 NCAA basketball season. This development plays into the concern surrounding Cheick Diallo’s eligibility because Eubanks attended Our Savior New American, the prep school that Diallo went to before committing to Kansas.

A Sporting News story from 2014 highlighted Eubanks’ previous academic and transcript complications with a previous school, but 247’s Jerry Meyer is reporting that this new issue stems from Our Savior New American.

Previous reports indicated that Diallo’s clearance depended more on OSNA than on Diallo personally, and that concern lines up with the reports that Eubanks was made ineligible due to unaccepted credits. However, Diallo’s status is not set in stone.

If Diallo and Kansas knew which credits would not be accepted from OSNA and Diallo made up for those credits over the summer, he would appear to have a clear path to KU. However, if any of those factors do not turn up in Diallo’s favor, the Jayhawks may end up facing the 2015-16 without their top recruit.

Joshua Brisco

Joshua Brisco is an editor and co-owner of Rock Chalk Blog/Jayhawk Nation and the host of (Almost) Entirely Sports, weekdays from 4-6 p.m. on ESPN Kansas City, 99.3 FM and 1510 AM.

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