Report: Tony Mitchell Ruled Ineligible, Mizzou Appealing Decision

Like it always seems to be with the NCAA, we're all waiting and waiting on a ruling. Tony Mitchell, one of the top basketball recruits in the country, is awaiting word on whether he can attend Missouri in the second semester after missing out on the action in the first semester.

Mike DeArmond of the KC Star has the latest on the situation:

The NCAA has ruled Mitchell ineligible, generally because of high school grades at two schools, what grades were transferred to the second school in Dallas, and also the fact that Mitchell did not graduate on time with his high school class.

Missouri - my sources contend - has appealed that ruling. And the NCAA has not yet ruled on that appeal.

As DeArmond points out, no one is making any sort of public statement on this, so nothing is official. But there is a key date coming up -- Jan. 25. That's the last day to add/drop classes for Mizzou in the second semester. While there may be a way around there, it appears that's an important date in this process.

The issue has to do with Mitchell's grades and which ones count after he transferred high schools. It's a long, confusing situation that almost no one understands at the moment.

It's possible the NCAA continues to delay this until it's too late for Mitchell to join the team this year. 

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.