Hannah Gusters is one of the nation’s top junior girls basketball prospects. Now, she knows for certain that she almost certainly won’t play high school basketball again until she’s a senior.
Gusters was initially ruled ineligible when she transferred from Duncanville — where the Texas native spent her first two seasons — to Irving MacArthur, where she was slated to play alongside fellow uber recruit Sarah Andrews.
After that initial ruling, Gusters appealed, but her ineligibility was upheld by a 7-0 vote by the District Executive Committee, which decided that she had transferred primarily for athletic purposes.
As noted by the Dallas Morning News, there is still a Hail Mary last chance for Gusters to overturn the decision against her via an appeal to the state-level UIL Executive Committee. A UIL decision in her favor would presumably reinstate Gusters before the end of the regular season, which would give MacArthur a powerful weapon heading into the state tournament.
If not? Andrews and her other future teammates will have to wait until next year to integrate a versatile, overpowering post who can run the floor as well as any player in the land.