Former SLU basketball player readmitted for spring semester
Nebraska's Ryan Anderson, right, takes a ball away from Saint Louis' Kwamain Mitchell, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
(KMOV) -- A former Billiken basketball star has been readmitted to Saint Louis University, and is one step closer to being back on the team.
Kwamain Mitchell is eligible for enrollment in the spring 2011 semester.
He, along with other former teammate Willie Reed, was suspended from school in October when SLU said the players violated the school’s code of conduct.
They were two of four players investigated by police for an alleged sexual assault complaint. Charges were not filed in the case.
No word yet on whether SLU will allow Reed to re-enroll. It’s been reported that he is close to being readmitted to the university, but school officials would not confirm that report.
Mitchell was averaging 15.9 points a game for SLU when he was removed from the team.
In considering readmission of a student to SLU, the University reviews the student's total educational record, including academic standing and matters relating to student conduct, in making its decision.
Upon receiving clearance by the NCAA, Mitchell would be eligible to practice with the team. Then he’ll seek a waiver from the NCAA confirming his eligibility, but coaches will have to decide whether to play him this year or red shirt him.