Today in the Morning Rumble, UNC lands a solid recruit, Dion Wiley is done for the season and Tacko Fall is having problems with the NCAA.
North Carolina landed 2016 combo guard Seventh Woods on Wednesday on the first day of the early signing period. Woods, a four-star talent, chose the Tar Heels over South Carolina and Georgetown and will join Brandon Robinson and Tony Bradley at Chapel Hill.
It's an impressive job by Roy Williams and company as the Heels are dealing with future NCAA sanctions related to an academic fraud scandal.
Dion Wiley was expected to miss around six weeks with a torn meniscus but that was only based on other related timetables. The talented shooting guard had surgery on Tuesday and it was announced that he will miss the entire 2015-16 season. That's a huge blow for a Maryland team that was projected to start Wiley and has National Title hopes.
The good news is the Terps have strong depth with Jared Nickens and Rasheed Sulaimon and impressive talent up and down the roster with Melo Trimble, Jake Layman, Diamond Stone and Robert Carter.
UCF 7'6" big man Tacko Fall had a 3.6 GPA in his final two years of high school, is an engineering major and gives his cost of attendance stipend to his brother back home in the Senegal who has to pay to attend school. This is the definition of a true student-athlete, someone who treats their grades and athlete skills at the same level.
Instead, the NCAA has yet to decide if Fall will be eligible for the upcoming season that starts on Friday. This has been a common occurrence around the country, but Fall's situation may be the most outrageous.
While Fall will sue the NCAA if his waiver is not granted, Cheick Diallo, a freshman forward at Kansas, has already hired a lawyer. The big man from Mali played his high school basketball at Our Savior New American, which is currently under investigation by the NCAA.
Former Baylor and Alabama commit Kobie Eubanks will play for Texas A&M (over the Bears) but will be ineligible for the first semester. The four-star shooting guard will join Tyler Davis, D.J. Hogg, Admon Gilder and Elijah Thomas in Billy Kennedy's impressive 2015 recruiting class.
Eubanks had transcript issues when he committed to Baylor following his senior year at Our Savior New American. After moving onto the Crimson Tide, the guard had issues with qualifying test scores so he was unable to be admitted into the school.
The shooter has found a home.