Some reports have come in over the past week on a number of Class of 2001-02 recruits who have been dealing with eligibility issues.
Anthony Richardson, a 6-7 small forward from Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, NC, has been cleared by the NCAA and is eligible for his freshman season at Florida State.
Ernie Turner (right), the 6-foot-2 point guard from Sterling High School in Somerdale, NJ, has been granted full eligibility by the NCAA
Julian Sensley, a 6-9, 230-pound power forward from Kailua, Hawaii, who prepped at St. Thomas More (CT) the previous two years is at Diablo Valley (Calif.) taking classes as a part-time student and trying to reach a qualifying standardized test score so that by the second semester he can be admitted to Cal, which doesn't take non-qualifiers. He also is appealing the NCAA's decision
Robert Whaley, 6-foot-10, 250-pound power forward from Benton Harbor, MI, who was released from his NLI with Missouri as he went through serious legal problems in Michigan, is now enrolled at Barton County (KS) College. Whaley was apparently headed to West Virginia but that opening disappeared when the Mountaineers signed Chaz Briggs, a 6-7, 210-pound forward from Rochester, NY and Wabash Valley (IL) College. Briggs had signed an NLI with Rhode Island but was denied admission when it was discovered he was missing a course required by the school.
Photo: University of Nevada-Las Vegas Sports Information Department