Per his Twitter account, Marshall freshman point guard Kareem Canty has been declared academically ineligible for the 2012-2013 season by the NCAA. Canty’s academic problems came to light when he was held out of the Thundering Herd’s exhibition game against Bluefield for what coach Tom Herrion called “an initial eligibility issue”.
Canty’s secondary education took him to four different institutions in four different states. He attended two schools last year, beginning at Westwind Prep in Phoenix Arizona before transferring to Faith Baptist Christian in Brandon Florida. Prior to last year, he was enrolled at Maine’s Bridgton Academy and Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn New York.
To become eligible, Canty can sit out this season as a academic non-qualifier while getting his academic house in order. He could also leave Marshall and attend a junior college. His plans are not known at this time.