Update: We’ve officially got conflicting reports. Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports just tweeted that the NCAA hasn’t yet ruled on the eligibility of Walker. We’ll keep you posted.
Despite reports, Florida has NOT yet heard from the NCAA regarding Chris Walker’s eligibility, per a source.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) July 8, 2013
Earlier: Florida’s basketball team may be getting some unfortunate news before the academic year even begins. Stud power forward recruit Chris Walker, listed by ESPN as the 12th best overall player in the class of 2013, will be ineligible to play for the Gators in 2013, according to Kyle Benzion of WRUF 850.
— Kyle Benzion (@kylebenzion) July 8, 2013
As CBS Sports points out, the school was already aware that Walker might have trouble becoming eligible ahead of the 2013 season. Walker supposedly needed a 2.6 GPA in his “core” classes in order to play for UF, so we’re assuming he didn’t make the grades required.
More as we learn it.