COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri prize recruit Tony Mitchell has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA, and the school plans no further appeals.
The 6-foot-8 forward from Dallas was considered one of the top high school prospects in the nation after averaging 20.5 points and 13.2 rebounds last season. No. 11 Missouri had been hopeful Mitchell could join the program for the spring semester.
The NCAA said Wednesday that Mitchell did not qualify academically. Mitchell was initially ruled ineligible on Jan. 5 and the school appealed to the Division I Initial Eligibility Waiver Committee, which upheld the staff decision on Jan. 13.
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