UK recruit Mudiay ruled ineligible for 2012-13 season

 Posted by at 3:16 PM on October 10, 2012
Oct 102012

Emmanuel Mudiay, one of the best point guards in the country and a major UK recruiting target, was ruled ineligible Wednesday for his junior season at Prime Prep Academy.

Prime Prep Academy opened its doors this fall in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The charter school was co-founded by NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and is designed to be a destination for standout athletes.

Prime Prep is sanctioned by the state of Texas, but the manner in which student-athletes transferred to the new school has been in question. Mudiay was one of four basketball players who followed Coach Ray Forsett to Prime Prep from Grace Prep in Arlington. Under Texas rules, players are not allowed to transfer schools for “athletic purposes.”

An eligibility committee ruled Wednesday that three of those players, including Mudiay, are ineligible to play this season, according to

Mudiay, a 6-foot-3 point guard, is ranked as the No. 3 overall prospect in the class of 2014 by He is considered by some to be favoring Kentucky, though he has several major schools on his list. Karviar Shepherd, a top-50 recruit who committed to TCU earlier this week, was also ruled ineligible. LSU commitment Jordan Mickey was the only high-profile transfer ruled eligible to play this season.

Wednesday’s decision is expected to be appealed to the state board of athletics.


  One Response to “UK recruit Mudiay ruled ineligible for 2012-13 season”

  1. Why not just send him to the fine ‘get er done’ high school that Kentucky’s new center went to. If you can take your senior year in a summer there, surely they can make a Rhodes Scholar out of this young man.
    Make and call, Cal.

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