Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Incoming Towson freshman Kelvin Amayo of NIA Prep was denied a waiver Thursday by the NCAA, multiple sources told SNY.tv.
The 6-foot-5, 210-pound combo guard says he will now look into spending a prop year at another school that accepts non-qualifiers next season rather than attend a junior college.
“I’m looking for a big prop and I have some schools right now,” Amayo said by text, declining to name the schools.
Towson does not accept non-qualifiers as part of a league rule.
As first reported by SNY.tv., Amayo was one of six NIA Prep athletes, and four basketball players, denied eligibility by the NCAA last month.
Cincinnati’s Shaq Thomas, TCU’s Ryan Rhoomes and FDU’s Ibn Muhammad were the others.
A source close to the situation said Cincinnati hopes to learn Thomas’s fate next week.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.