Bawa Muniru Cleared By NCAA Eligibility Center
Nov. 5, 2009
Bloomington, Indiana - Freshman men's basketball player Bawa Muniru has been cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center and can play for the Hoosiers effective immediately. The 6-11, 260-lb center from Tumu, Ghana was the #111th rated recruit in 2009 and the 14th best center. He is part of a 2009 recruiting class that is recognized as the best in the Big Ten and one of the top ten nationally.
"We are excited for Bawa as he can now move forward with his energies completely focused on his academic and athletic career at Indiana," said IU Coach Tom Crean. "We know the NCAA had to take their time and we appreciate them seeing this process through. At Indiana, we have so many outstanding individuals in our compliance, eligibility and academic support areas who worked so hard and diligently on his behalf."
He averaged 16.6 points and 8.9 rebounds as a senior at Madison (Ala.) Academy and attended Mount Zion Academy a year ago.
The Hoosiers have an exhibition game at 7 p.m., Monday, against Saint Joseph's College in Assembly Hall. Indiana will open the season at 8 p.m., Friday, November 13 against Howard in Bloomington.
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