Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Kentan Facey Could Face Stiff Penalty for Being a Good Student Who 'Graduated' Twice

In the eyes of the NCAA, Kentan Facey may have graduated from high school twice. Instead of that being a positive (if somewhat odd) thing, it could be a negative.

According to this blog, which is written by a man who used to be a compliance officer at NCAA Division 1 schools, Facey could have to sit out two years, plus one year as a redshirt, because he may have graduated from high school in Jamaica before moving to Long Island. Jamaica utilizes a British-style education system in which kids graduate earlier than in America via an exam.

According to the NCAA's delayed enrollment rule, athletes are given a one-year grace period after their actual or expected graduation to continue competing without penalty. After that, they are charged one season of competition for each year they competed, plus they must serve a year in "residence" (i.e., as a redshirt).

By the letter of the law, that could mean Facey -- who attended Long Island Lutheran after graduating in Jamaica -- could have to sit out two years, plus one as a redshirt.

But UConn appears to be working with the NCAA on negotiating a much lesser penalty, most likely one that allows him to play right away and have three years of eligibility. That would still seem a bit unfair to Facey, a good student and good kid, but it would be much better than the alternative.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

That would be ridiculous if Facey lost a year of eligibility.

August 6, 2013 at 11:37 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So UConn could get screwed for someone getting too much schooling while UNC gets off scot free for guys getting too little??? Yup NCAA doesn't play favorites

August 6, 2013 at 1:48 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This situation is not why this rule was put in place. He's a 19 year old kid who hasn't transferred between multiple HS/Prep Schools to enhance his athletic standing, not a 23 year old JUCO transfer.

August 7, 2013 at 11:49 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does Mark Emmert continue to pick on Uconn? He used to work there didn't he? Oh, maybe he knows about all their dirty little secrets?

August 7, 2013 at 2:48 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Johnny football "..suspended half a game! Allegedly receiving payments for autographs ..a student in high school who graduates, is being targeted by the NCAA..why? Smh...if that was the case why not fix problem when he transferred to America ..has nothing to do with uconn# basketball program ...alot of bull to me!!! Go work on Ok.St..case extremely more violations there...

September 11, 2013 at 12:15 PM 

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