Ole Miss 2016 commitment ruled ineligible by SEC, back on the market

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Ole Miss lost a junior college big man to a ruling by the SEC as Tyrek Coger will no longer be heading to another school.

A Class of 2016 recruit who averaged 12.2 points and 7.0 rebounds last season for Cape Fear Community College can’t go to Ole Miss due to an SEC rule that makes juco transfers be enrolled at their previous schools for at least three semesters as a full-time student. Coger only had a full course load for two semesters, as he maintains that family issues prevented him from being full-time before.

From Eric Detweiler of the Star News Daily.

Ole Miss expected to be able to get a waiver for the Raleigh native because he was dealing with two deaths in the family around the time of his transfer to CFCC from Eastern Florida State College. That appeal was officially denied by the conference Monday.

Detweiler’s story goes on to note that Coger is down to Charlotte, Cincinnati, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Rutgers.

Overall, not a great ruling for Ole Miss, especially in the middle of June, because it will be tough for them to find an adequate replacement for Coger at this point before the season. It’ll be interesting to see where Coger ends up, because he could be a solid rotation big man and good depth for the team getting him.