Thursday, August 20, 2015

Kobie Eubanks out at Alabama


Kobie Eubanks, a 6-5 guard from Elev8 Sports Academy in Delray Beach, Florida, has not qualified for a scholarship at Alabama and will likely attend a junior college. Eubanks at one time attended Our Savior New American in Centereach, New York, alma mater of KU freshman Cheick Diallo, who has not yet been cleared by the NCAA.

“Problem was that Kobie Eubanks couldn’t make up the credits that weren’t accepted from his time at OSNA. Ultra-reliable source,” writes Jerry Meyer of on Twitter.

“Can’t see this as a positive development for Cheick Diallo,” Meyer wrote in another Tweet.


Suzi Marshall 6 years, 5 months ago

Now that is bad news. Since Self's comments about not expecting anything resolved soon, I've had doubts we will ever see Diallo in a Kansas uniform. Maybe Kansas (and other schools) should stop recruiting players from this school. With all the issues associated with this kind of school, (Our Lady Savior of the New American Woods or whatever), a kids decision making process should be questioned.

Lucas and Mickelson have been working hard and wanting this time. Now they have it and hope they are ready. That 5 spot is the lone perceived weakness for a team that otherwise would be a treat to be playing in Houston the first week of April.

Robert Brock 6 years, 5 months ago

The problems did not stem from his time at Our Sister of Perpetual Indulgence. He attended OSPI after digging himself into a hole at other schools. Really bad schools. He just couldn't make up the lost credits at OSPI.

Benz Junque 6 years, 5 months ago

The issue is that he TRIED to make up the lost credits at OSNA but the ncaa hasn't decided whether or not they are going to accept the classes that he took at OSNA to make up those credits. If Diallo was taking those same classes then he faces the same problem.

If you take a class called "English as a 2nd language" and try to pawn it off as an English class or "Math in Sports" as a math class (just made up examples, don't nitpick them as specifics) then that is the type of situation that the ncaa looks at. Sounds like the school offers a bunch of joke classes and tried to pawn them off as legit classes that meet the ncaa criteria.

Greg Lux 6 years, 5 months ago

NCAA strikes again... What is wrong with " If a student is accepted by a college that is all the requirement necessary"? Why is the NCAA even involved? Why can't a person just get an education if the institution will accept them as eligible? It's past time for the NCAA to get some bad teeth pulled... IMHO of course...

Glen Miller 6 years, 5 months ago

I've known all along that more than likely, Diallo would have eligibility concerns. I was happy to get him, but skeptical he would see the floor this season. Hopefully he's been able to take the classes needed this summer to catch up. The amount of time it takes the NCAA to determine eligibility is just ridiculous. It has affected numerous schools and left them scrambling to fill a roster or forecast needs. I don't know how to fix the problem, because you've got so many kids to review anymore due to going to 3 or 4 different schools. It's frustrating, but think about how these kids that get screwed feel. As a fan, it's upsetting.... as a player, it could be life changing.

Jay Scott 6 years, 5 months ago

Isn't this kind of thing the reason that the ACT and SAT exist? Why is the NCAA in the business of evaluating high school curriculum?

Benz Junque 6 years, 5 months ago

So that these basketball farms don't completely fail to educate these kids entirely. My guess is that we would all be appalled at the classes offered to these kids and sold as an "education". Any moron should be able to take an ACT or SAT prep class for a few months and get a qualifying score.

Jay Scott 6 years, 5 months ago

This is the NCAA's business? No it's not. They have accreditation processes in every state.

If SAT and ACT testing isn't useful, why does virtually every college in America use it?

Perhaps you might take these test to ascertain how well an actual moron scores?

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