The Florida State Seminoles’ seemingly growing basketball program took another hit on Monday. Just a few months after missing out on who many consider to be the best basketball recruit since LeBron James in Andrew Wiggins, the Seminoles will also be missing out on his former teammate.
Wiggins signed with the Kansas Jayhawks despite the fact both of his parents were athletes at Florida State and his high school and AAU teammate, Xavier Rathan-Mayes were already signed and sealed (but not delivered) to the Seminoles.
However, it looks like the Seminoles won’t have Rathan-Mayes either.
Rathan-Mayes has been ruled ineligible for the 2013-14 season, reports Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports.
According to Borzello’s source, “the NCAA did not accept a full year of credits he took at a high school in North Carolina. Rathan-Mayes previously attended Christian Faith Center Academy (N.C.)” and the Seminoles are “continuing to work with the NCAA to get the issue resolved.”
Rathan-Mayes. 6’3, 180 lbs. was rated as the seventh best shooting guard prospect and 30th best overall prospect regardless of position by Rivals.com