The star recruit is ineligible.
Last month an FBI investigation rocked the college basketball world, and now, another player has been ruled ineligible as a result of the probe.
According to a report from ESPN, Alabama officials ruled star point guard Collin Sexton ineligible after they “determined he was the unnamed player identified in a federal complaint against Auburn assistant coach Chuck Person and former NBA referee Rashan Michel.”
From the report:
According to the federal complaint, former Alabama associate athletics director Kobie Baker accepted bribes from Michel and a cooperating witness to influence Crimson Tide players to sign with a financial adviser once they turned pro. The indictment alleges that the unidentified player’s father also met with Michel and Baker in Atlanta.
Sexton was the No. 1 point guard and the No. 5 overall recruit in the 2017 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.
Alabama starts the season just outside the AP Top 25, but sits as the No. 25 team in the country according to the Coaches’ Poll. The Tide open the season against Memphis on Nov. 10.