Maryland Terrapins freshman shooting guard Sam Cassell Jr.’s eligibility is under review by the NCAA. This was first reported by the good people over at insidemdsports.com as they cited “multiple prep coaches with knowledge of the situation” in their report.
Cassell Jr. was a three-star recruit by ESPN and Scout.com as a senior at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Rivals.com thought highly of him rating Cassell Jr. as the 34th best shooting guard in his class. While he would not have been a starter for the Terps this season Cassell Jr. was expected to provide quality depth at the guard position off of the bench.
As all of this news is just breaking now, and the University of Maryland’s athletic department has yet to make any comment, there isn’t much more to go off of. Cassell Jr. has been admitted to Maryland and was initially cleared by the NCAA so this is a case of some type of information presenting itself after the fact. Whatever the NCAA has found was enough for them to decide to take a second look at his eligibility and that won’t make any Terps fans happy.
It is unknown what the timetable will be for a decision by the NCAA regarding this as they seem to move at the beat of their own drummer more times than not. Once more news becomes available we will have an update for you.