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Collin Sexton has nonetheless not been dominated eligible to play at Alabama.(Photo: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Spor, for USA TODAY)

Alabama freshman level guard Collin Sexton didn’t play within the crew’s first exhibition recreation Monday as a result of he has but to be dominated eligible by the NCAA.

Sexton, who was on the Oscar Robertson Award watch listing for greatest school basketball participant and the Bob Cousy Award listing for greatest level guard, was a five-star prospect who averaged 32 factors per recreation in highschool. 

Sexton’s eligibility got here into query as a result of he was recruited to Alabama by basketball administrator Kobie Baker, who resigned in late September after being recognized within the FBI’s legal criticism into unlawful recruiting by school basketball packages.

Baker is alleged to have accepted $15,000 to get gamers within the Alabama program. He is accused of organising a gathering in an Atlanta restaurant with monetary advisor Marty Blazer, Atlanta-based former NBA official and clothier Rachan Michel and the daddy of an incoming Alabama freshman participant. Sexton is the one freshman on the crew’s roster from the Atlanta space.

“The NCAA informed us late this afternoon that Collin Sexton has not had his eligibility reinstated by the NCAA,” Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne stated in an announcement. “We don’t have any additional info presently, however we’ll proceed to cooperate with the NCAA and work towards a decision that leads to Collin’s well timed reinstatement.

“While we’re upset, the best choice was to err on the aspect of warning for tonight’s exhibition recreation.”

The Crimson Tide was taking part in host to Alabama-Huntsville.

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