More Details On Kentan Facey’s NCAA Review; In Worst-Case, He Could Lose 2 Years, Redshirt in 2013-14 [Athleticscholarships.net]

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Kentan Facey’s status at UConn will be unresolved for a while, but here is a little more detail from the website athleticscholarships.net and John Infante, a former NCAA compliance officer.

Essentially, Facey may be considered a high school graduate under Jamaica’s school system, starting the clock on his NCAA eligibility before he moved to the U.S. and enrolled at Long Island Lutheran in 2010. Under the NCAA’s “delayed enrollment rule,” Facey, having played three years after leaving Jamaica, could lose two years of eligibility at UConn and be forced to redshirt this season, a year of “residency.”.

From Infante:

“Because Facey played three years after leaving Jamaica, the worst-case scenario is that he loses two seasons of eligibility and must sit out the 2013-14 season. Despite the mitigation UConn believes it has, the school may be willing to meet the NCAA halfway. UConn and Facey, who is 19 now and was 16 when he left Jamaica, are presenting mitigating factors they hope will give them some relief, such as the loss of one year and eligibility to play in 2013-14. From Infante: “Because Facey played three years after leaving Jamaica, the worst-case scenario is that he loses two seasons of eligibility and must sit out the 2013-14 season. Despite the mitigation UConn believes it has, the school may be willing to meet the NCAA halfway.”

Here is John’s full post.

Seems to me some common sense is in order here, as if often the case in these matters. Facey shouldn’t end up being be “too good a student for his own good,” IMO. … But we’ll see how it comes out over the next month or so.

 

 

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