TCU basketball recruit under review for academic ineligibility

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    A top TCU basketball recruit is under review from the NCAA about issues concerning academic eligibility, according to TCU Athletics Media Relations.

    According to a Newark Star-Ledger report, incoming freshman Ryan Rhoomes has been ruled ineligible for the upcoming season.

    The 6’ 8”, 205 lb forward from Queens, NY signed with TCU in the summer and was set to begin classes Monday, but according to his prep school president his high school diploma may be invalid, the Star-Ledger reported.

    Alif Muhammad, the president and founder of NIA Prep School where Rhoomes played last year, told the Star-Ledger that NCAA officials informed him that the classes Rhoomes took last year were “not college preparatory.”

    Rhoomes tweeted Thursday night: “I’m not stressing it. I did what I had to do. It’s on Alif not me.”

    Three of Rhoomes’ NIA teammates were also ruled ineligible.

    Rhoomes attended the Newark, NJ school after graduating from Cardozo High School in 2010.