COLUMBIA, MO. - op Mizzou recruit ruled ineligible by NCAA
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri prize recruit Tony Mitchell has
been ruled ineligible by the NCAA, and the school plans no further
The 6-foot-8 forward from Dallas was considered one of the top
high school prospects in the nation after averaging 20.5 points and
13.2 rebounds last season. No. 11 Missouri had been hopeful
Mitchell could join the program for the spring semester.
The NCAA said Wednesday that Mitchell did not qualify
academically. Mitchell was initially ruled ineligible on Jan. 5 and
the school appealed to the Division I Initial Eligibility Waiver
Committee, which upheld the staff decision on Jan. 13.