The NCAA announced on Thursday evening that Auburn center Austin Wiley has been ruled ineligible for the 2017-18 season and will not be allowed to play in the collegiate ranks until the 2018-19 season.
He will have to apply for reinstatement should he remain with the program.
“The decision is based on currently available information from the school, applies only to the individual eligibility of Wiley and does not impact any future infractions action,” the NCAA release said. “In addition, the outcome of this decision can be modified if additional or different facts warrant additional review.”
Auburn self-reported violations involving recruiting, extra benefits and agent-related activity, according to the NCAA. On Nov. 10th, Auburn announced that Wiley and sophomore Danjel Purifoy would be held out of competition pending a review of their eligibility. Both players were caught up in the FBIs investigation into corruption in college basketball. Former Auburn assistant coach Chuck Person allegedly gave a total of $18,500 to the mothers of the two players in an effort to get them to invest with a financial advisor that had been bribing him.
Wiley is a 6-foot-11 sophomore that averaged 8.8 points and 4.7 boards last season.