Bawa arrives in Bloomington


Bawa Muniru, one of two incoming Indiana basketball recruits who has yet to be cleared to play this season, has arrived in Bloomington.

He hasn’t been declared eligible by the NCAA — and there’s no timetable for when that might happen — but his guardian said Tuesday that Muniru had “done everything he needs to do to get in and play.”

Brian Privett, a teacher and coach at Madison Academy (near Huntsville, Ala.) who is Muniru’s guardian, said that Muniru flew to Louisville Monday night and was driven to town today. Since he’s not officially here for school, he won’t move into the dorms and will stay with friends of the Privett’s.

Muniru took part in pick up games with other Indiana players Tuesday. Many of those players are bound for home and a few weeks of rest, though, with the second summer session ending this week. But Muniru plans to stay in the Midwest and continue working out with players here (South grad Jordan Hulls, for instance, will still be around.)

Fall classes begin on Aug. 31.

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  • Wisco #1


    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 1:41 AM EST

    Awesome. I’m relieved. Did he bring his friend Creek with him?

  • eric #2


    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 9:38 AM EST

    H-T guys, or anyone else with specific knowledge, can you let us know if it’s common for a player to do ‘what he needs to do’ then have to wait on the NCAA? I have a feeling it is, because I’ve been reading in the papers here in Nashville, TN about a CB on the Tennessee team, a freshman, who literally got held out of practice yesterday because the NCAA Clearinghouse determined it still couldn’t verify his eligibility. So maybe Muniru is going something of that sort.

  • John #3


    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 10:19 AM EST

    Eric,

    It’s very common right now. The NCAA Eligibility Center needs to certify about 100,000-150,000 student athletes. Priority is on fall sports like football, soccer, volleyball, and field hockey. Right now it’s a huge backlog that’s going to take time to sort through, and basketball is not a priority.

    A player who starts practice and then gets held out, especially in the fall, is potentially something more serious than just getting caught in the backlog. The Eligibility Center might have found something they needed more information on and UT had to respond.

  • Whitenosehair #4


    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 10:49 AM EST

    Can anyone say Eli Holman?

  • eric #5


    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 10:56 AM EST

    John, that makes sense. Obviously they’d prioritize fall participants over winter. I just hope these guys get eligible, for their sake and that of the team.

    As for the guy at UT, I’ve since heard that they got the matter cleared up and he can practice today. Still seems like an odd situation, that they’d think it was serious but clear it up the same day.

  • Big E #6


    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 11:29 AM EST

    I’m glad he’s arrived, but honestly I was/am more worried about Creek’s status. When is the drop-dead to find out about him?

  • mardy #7


    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 11:36 AM EST

    Guy’s Mo Creek will be on campus the 23rd.

  • Cheyennemtnman #8


    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 12:01 PM EST

    <img src=”http://www.hoosierhoopsta.com/TeamOpenGymHPERNames.jpg

  • Cheyennemtnman #9


    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 12:03 PM EST

  • Cheyennemtnman #10


    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 12:03 PM EST

  • Cheyennemtnman #11


    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 12:04 PM EST

  • J Pat #12


    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 1:44 PM EST

    chey, what does the pic show? Kind of grainy on my comp.

  • Cheyennemtnman #13


    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 7:15 PM EST

    They are pictures of the team playing together at the HPER building courts… DJ White was there with Muniru… There are some more pictures links that are awaiting moderation… so check back later …

  • HoosEyes #14


    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 8:24 PM EST

    I love that DJ is still involved with this team, he could be a great for recruiting down the road and I don’t mind him giving our bigs tips on how to handle the post in the big 10 either…

  • eric #15


    Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 9:44 AM EST

    DJ White is one of my all-time favorite IU players. Not only was he a great player, he was a good student, a good guy and stuck it out through so much turmoil in his career. Hope he gets past his health problems and has a good year this year. If he’s working with Muniru, that is a very good sign.

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