Based on this pic, I’d rule him ineligible for a lot…like shopping for clothes, or staring at women
This is a bit of news from yesterday that slipped through the cracks of everyone being so worried about the football game that went down last night. Whatever happened in that game, anyway? Actually, don’t tell me. I’ve got it DVR’d and I’m about to pop it in now. Thanks. Anyways…
Former Kentucky recruit Braeden Anderson has been ruled ineligible to play for the Kansas Jayhawks. Anderson hails from Canada, and as we found out this year with Enes, eligibility with foreign players tip-toes along a tricky line. Braeden has apparently been led to believe that there were going to be no issues with him being accepted by the NCAA, Big 12, and Kansas. Now, it’s all crashing down on his dream of playing for Bill Self at KU.
He was deemed a partial qualifier by the NCAA Weds, so he could enroll with financial aid and then maybe play second semester, but not first. However, the Big 12 went further and did not approve Anderson for aid. Braeden comments that he cannot afford the 28k in tuition to play at KU as a walk-on. I understand that. What I don’t understand is how Braeden actually expected to be eligible after hearing this tidbit from the article…
Anderson had to re-take his junior year at the Christian Faith Center in North Carolina, where his AAU coach suggested he attend. The problem with this? Anderson’s coach said that Braeden never actually attended classes at the Christian Faith Center. Supposedly he just took online courses before he got there and that these were the issue of being fully cleared by the NCAA. Braeden said that he wants to go to law school, and that he cares about academics, and that he trusted the adults around him…but now he’s left with nothing. Well, this line shows that Anderson has been preparing well for law school but I haven’t seen better lawyer-speak since I stepped foot in a law classroom:
Informed later that Russell said he never went to Christian Faith Center, Anderson said: “I’ll decline comment except to say that our basketball jerseys said ‘Christian Faith Center’ on them. We practiced at Christian Faith Center every single day.”
What does all this really mean? Probably not much. He can’t go to KU now and must go somewhere that accepts partial qualifiers or to JuCo for 3 semesters. I doubt that Kansas even wants him after a JuCo stint. I’m sure lots of kids take online courses, especially those high-major athletes who are struggling to qualify and need to make up as many credits as quick as possible.
Kansas has their hands full with yet-to-qualify ballers. Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor have yet to be cleared for sports, but have been able to enroll and attend classes at KU.