Alabama basketball signee not eligible

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama basketball signee Tony Mitchell will not enroll for the fall semester.

The university said Saturday that the small forward did not meet the academic requirements for initial eligibility. Coach Mark Gottfried said he does expect Mitchell to join the program at some point.

Mitchell was rated by as one of the nation's top 10 small forwards. He was the Georgia Class AA player of the year as a senior playing for Swainsboro High School.

Mitchell said he is disappointed but will work to make it to Alabama as soon as he can.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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