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Auburn C Austin Wiley Ruled Ineligible, Won't Play This Season

A General view of Auburn's stadium.

AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 20: A general view from high in the stadium as the LSU Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 20, 2008 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Austin Wiley won't play this season.

Auburn center Austin Wiley was ruled ineligible until the 2018-19 season following an NCAA investigation into allegations his mother received money from ousted assistant coach Chuck Person.

Wiley starred for the Tigers last season, but won't be eligible to play for the duration of the 2017-18 season amid the NCAA's ruling.

From the ruling:

Auburn men’s basketball student-athlete Austin Wiley will not be eligible for competition until the 2018-19 season following an NCAA reinstatement decision. After an internal investigation, Auburn self-reported violations involving recruiting, extra benefits and agent-related activity.

Auburn can appeal the ruling.

Wiley started for Auburn as a freshman, racking up 8.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. As a recruit, Wiley was the No. 9 power forward and No. 35 overall prospect in the 2016 class.