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Wall's eligibility questioned

ESPN.com is reporting there are eligibility issues regarding Kentucky's top recruit John Wall.
The report quotes SEC Commissioner Mike Slive as saying it's an amateur issue that arose before Wall came to UK.
It all goes back to Wall's AAU coach Brian Clifton being a certified agent with FIBA, basketball's international governing body. Under NCAA rule that equates to Wall accepting illegal benefits from an agent. He would have to repay expenses that Clifton footed.
Slive told ESPN it's his understanding the matter is being handled by the NCAA's agents and mateurism group and not NCAA enforcement.
NCAA rule says an athlete can be witheld from at least 10 percent of a team's games as punishment.
UK spokesman Dewayne Peevey tells ESPN it's his understanding all 13 palyers on the roster are eligible at this point, he said the school won't release anything.


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