McDonald’s All-American and five-star big man recruit Cheick Diallo has yet to be cleared by the NCAA to play at Kansas, according to a report from the Kansas City Star.
Diallo, a 6-9 forward from Our Savior New American in Centereach, N.Y., committed to Kansas in April. He was ranked among the top 10 players in the Class of 2015.
“I don’t anticipate this being cleared up in the near future,” Coach Bill Self told The Star. “He’s done everything that’s been asked of him to do. He’s just waiting to be cleared.”
According to the report, Self remains optimistic and it is not unusual for players to be awaiting clearance at this point. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 24.
The issues seem focused on his time at Our Savior New American after he came over from Mali to pursue a college basketball career. The Star said Diallo has been accepted by the university’s admissions office and arrived on campus in July for the summer sessions. He has taken six credit hours thus far, Self said.