11:30 a.m. update: According to Mex Carey, director of sports information, Ayegba’s infraction did not violate Georgetown’s three-year NCAA probation.
Original post: According to the Washington Post‘s Tarik El-Bashir, the NCAA ruled freshman center Moses Ayegba ineligible to play the first nine games of Georgetown’s men’s basketball season due to a pre-enrollment infraction.
“Before we began recruiting Moses, before he enrolled in high school here, it turns out his ticket to come to this country was paid for by someone who was not a member of his immediate family,” Coach John Thompson III said in a statement this morning.
Georgetown attempted to appeal the ruling, however the NCAA upheld Ayegba’s temporary ineligibility.
“We’re disappointed that the NCAA rejected our appeal of this ruling,” Thompson said.
Ayegba was expected to provided much-needed depth to the Georgetown frontcourt this season. Barring additional infractions, he will regain eligibility for the December 12 home game against Appalachian State.
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