Eligibility News - Class of 2002

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.
AP: NCAA clears FSU recruit to play this season
Florida State press release
Ernie Turner (right), the 6-foot-2 point guard from Sterling High School in Somerdale, NJ, has been granted full eligibility by the NCAA
UNLV Stduent newspaper: UNLV's Turner wins eligibility appeal
UNLV press release
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
Katz' Daily Word, 9/17
Insiders Report: NCAA Says No to Cal on Sensley
California press release
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.
Katz' Daily Word, 9/17
Insiders Report column: Whaley will not be retried; choices lie ahead
Insiders Report: Missouri releases recruit after mistrial
Missouri press release: Head Coach Quin Snyder Releases Statement Regarding Signee
West Vurginia press release: JUCO Forward Enrolls at WVU
Photo: University of Nevada-Las Vegas Sports Information Department