From Post 169on the Recruiting Thread:NCAA. I believe he has signed his financial papers with UI so I assume they have accepted his application.
He finished at 8.4 block pct in EYBL, N'Faly Dante was 9.0 and Ryan Kalkbrenner was 11.7...this kid could help after a redshirt and Fletch helping.Did some digging on Hamlin. Didn't realize he's a 2019. Is planning on a year of prep school (Link Prep) and reclassifying to 2020. Thinking there may be a change of plans. A redshirt year, being in the program, practicing against our bigs, should do wonders for his development. Here's his twitter page: https://twitter.com/king_rome34?lang=en
Chicago roots. Moved to Lincoln in 8th grade. Dad played for Simeon. Has a very nice frame. Should be able to add ~20 pounds of muscle: 6' 10", 245#. Could be a force in a couple of yeara.
Seriously? You're asking the NCAA rules to be consistent? The NCAA definition of "consistency" is what makes the most business sense at the time. It can vary from minute to minute, person to person.This may seem an incredibly dumb question, but here goes. In the UNC case the NCAA determined, if I understand correctly, that it didn’t have jurisdiction to question the academic validity of course hours / credits awarded by UNC. How, then, does the NCAA have jurisdiction to question the academic validity of course hours / credits awarded by a high school or prep school ?
Classes start in two weeks.I guess it could be Kouma's, maybe he was just assuming he would be cleared by NCAA. But goes back to my earlier observation that in an earlier interview with BU when he discussed improved frontcourt without Samba he did not mention Kouma.
But, I guess we'll know soon.
If the NCAA would let him practice and red shirt, might do like St John' s did with Marcus Lovett when the NCAA failed to academically qualify him.Just a few thoughts, and while I firmly feel that Kouma will be on campus sooner than later, I will believe it when I see it; bureaucracy and the procedures that are its progeny may hold up indefinitely his arrival date. It is nice that he is retweeting and cheering on the team, but this is something that should have been sorted out by the AD's office by now. If Kouma is not cleared, which should further indict the NCAA's commitment to its "student athletes", it makes even more sense to add another player who is more than a project and will add more depth than a walk-on; you could make a case for leaving one scholarship open for next year, but if Ayo and Kofi both leave, one of which is as close to guaranteed as possible, why not try to hedge against the issue of roster churn to give stability to a rebuilding, non-Blue Blood team (not rhetorical)?
Also lost, was thinking that was a reference to Brian Cook, and was looking for a recruit from Lincoln.I could be lost with you...did a bit of googling though and I think the 'none too subtle' hints are about Jermaine Hamlin. There is a Hamlin Cookie company. If I'm wrong, I'll eat crow, but I'd rather eat a cookie.
In re: Kouma's ability to both R/S and practice with the team, you answer is found broadly in NCAA Bylaw 14.3: Freshman Redshirt Requirements, specifically subsections 14.3.1 (Eligibility..."Qualifiers" and "Academic Redshirts"), 22.214.171.124. ("Qualifier" - an immediately eligible player), 14.3.2. ("Academic Redshirt").If the NCAA would let him practice and red shirt, might do like St John' s did with Marcus Lovett when the NCAA failed to academically qualify him.