Kobie Eubanks, Alabama’s top recruit in the 2015 class, won’t play for the Crimson Tide after he was not cleared by the NCAA.
Eubanks will not enroll at Alabama, Tide head coach Avery Johnson said in a statement on Wednesday.
“We are disappointed for Kobie and his family,” Johnson said. “Unfortunately, Kobie wasn’t cleared by the NCAA and we couldn’t get him admitted to the University of Alabama. He has a bright future and we wish him well.”
Eubanks, a 6'5" shooting guard who spent his last season at Elev8 Sports Institute in Delray Beach, Fla., decommitted from Baylor last November. He later committed to Alabama over offers from Kansas and a number of other schools. According to Rivals.com, Eubanks was the nation’s No. 101 player in the 2015 class.
The Story is out I will not be Attending the Univ Alabama due to not be cleared by NCAA in time for the Start of School at Alabama.— kobie eubanks (@kobeeubanks) August 20, 2015
As a senior at Our Savior New American School in Centereach, N.Y., Eubanks averaged 18.5 points per game and helped the school to a 24–3 record in 2013–14.
- Mike Fiammetta