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Post  chicagokid43 on Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:21 am

Brewster Grad (at least I thought he graduated) deemed ineligible for college. Looks like the number 8 ranked player from Brewster will sit a year before playing at the next level. Maybe this forces him to Europe for a season? Sad that a kid with that kind of basketball talent could not get his academics strait at such a high level school like Brewster.

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Post  EBlessNHSP on Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:54 am

Yea tricky situation here for Barton, former Brewster and star of their National Championship team. The eligibility issue here is academic, but did NOT occur at Brewster, rather one of his several high schools he attended prior to the NH Prep School. Sounds like he got some bad advice (trying to graduate early) and didn't fulfill the requirements set forth by the NCAA to earn him eligibility for the 2011-12 season.

This story was blowing up on Twitter last night with Jeff Goodman of FOX Sports, and Evan Daniels of Scout and Gary Parrish of CBS Sports all tweeting back and forth info. The thought is he will either go overseas or possibly spend a year in the NBDL. Either way those options seem like black holes compared to the NCAA.

From all I've read he's a good kid that didn't do anything knowingly wrong here, so hopefully he can persevere and get to the NBA. He was thought to be a one-and-done type player anyway.

Here's a couple stories:

Source: Will Barton Denied Eligibility

Memphis Freshman Barton Needs Appeal to Qualify

Academics Likely to Sideline Memphis' Barton

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Post  chicagokid43 on Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:32 am

http://www.zagsblog.com/2010/08/20/memphiss-barton-declared-eligible/#more-38581

Eligible. You have to wonder how this happens. Transcripts are transcripts aren't they?

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Post  EBlessNHSP on Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:40 am

The NCAA works in mysterious ways...looking forward to watching Will ball at Memphis this yr representin' NH Preps.

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Post  Tuesday and Friday on Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:41 pm

Does the saying, "Where there's a WILL there's a way", come to mind on this situation.

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