Monday, August 26, 2013

Former UConn Recruit Xavier Rathan-Mayes Ineligible This Year at Florida State

A little over a year ago, UConn fans were dismayed that Xavier Rathan-Mayes chose to go to Florida State rather than UConn. The talented Class of 2013 guard had cancelled a slated visit to Storrs in order to study for his SAT's, he told me, and soon afterwards chose FSU, alma mater of his father, Tharon (a New Haven product).

Turns out, Rathan-Mayes' rejection of UConn may have been a blessing in disguise. Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton announced on Monday that Rathan-Mayes will be ineligible for this entire season. Citing a source, Jeff Borzello of says that the NCAA did not accept an entire year of credits from a school Rathan-Mayes attended in North Carolina.

Tough break for the kid and for Florida State, but for UConn, perhaps a bullet dodged.

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