Prime Prep, a Dallas-area prep school founded by legendary NFL star Deion Sanders, is in hot water surrounding the eligibility of two big-time college basketball recruits.
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman is reporting that LSU freshman Jordan Mickey and TCU freshman Karviar Shepherd have been ruled ineligible by the NCAA as a result of academic issues from their prep school. Because both players reportedly transferred to the school prior to their senior seasons under the veil of eligibility by the school, it is widely believed that the players were misled as to their eligibility.
Goodman’s sources have been quoted as saying:
“The kids were misled by the school, Everyone told them there wouldn’t be any issues.”
That’s as plain as it gets in the realm of the NCAA, and it appears as if the school could face action from the players and/or the NCAA in the future. As of now, there is no direct link to Deion Sanders regarding the problems, but with his “prime” name on the school, scrutiny will be sure to follow.
Both Mickey and Shepherd were top-100 recruits this past season, and their ineligibility could greatly affect their new programs. More details will be coming in the future, but for now, both players are expected to appeal the NCAA’s decision in order to attempt to get on the floor. Stay tuned.