The decision by the NCAA to declare Villanova freshman Omari Spellman academically ineligible for the 2016-17 season was one that made many scratch their heads, and others to show their support for the 6’9” five-star recruit.
Here is a recap of the attention the decision caused...
More NCAA nonsense. Spellman, a GREAT kid, is a fully eligible student. Who cares when he "started" high school?! A good student! Lame. https://t.co/DiWraQTDvR— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) September 23, 2016
Wrap your head around this...Spellman starts HS "too early," NCAA holds him out a year, gives him 4 more years to stay in college LONGER?! https://t.co/DiWraQTDvR— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) September 23, 2016
Three things to know about Villanova’s Omari Spellman being ruled ineligible: https://t.co/c6nlEEunpz— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) September 23, 2016
Villanova loses five-star freshman forward Omari Spellman due to academic redshirt https://t.co/qziI4VBRXm— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) September 23, 2016
@GaryParrishCBS just listened to the 1st 5 minutes of the podcast; why only talk about the impact, and not the NCAA rule itself?— VU Hoops (@VUhoops) September 24, 2016
@VUhoops I'm on record that the NCAA should get out of the eligibility business. Just let schools admit/play students however they see fit.— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) September 24, 2016
And support from other Wildcats...
In the end, Omari had a smile on his face...