AHSAA Upholds Ruling Against Enterprise Boys Basketball Team

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MONTGOMERY, AL -- The Alabama High School Athletic Association has upheld a previous ruling by Executive Director Steve Savarese against the Enterprise Boys Basketball Team.

The AHSAA has placed the Enterprise Boys Basketball program on restrictive probation for one year. That means the Wildcats will be limited to 20 games in 2013-14, including a tournament and post-season ban.

The Ruling comes after Enterprise self-reported a recruiting violation by an assistant basketball coach. The coach reportedly contacted a player through social media, in an effort to bring him to Enterprise for the upcoming season.

Statement from the AHSAA

The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Central Board of Control voted unanimously Tuesday to uphold the AHSAA’s original ruling regarding a violation of the Recruiting Rule by the Enterprise High School (EHS) boys’ basketball program. The appeal was heard at the Central Board’s annual spring meeting.

Enterprise High School self-reported the violation but subsequently appealed the severity of the one-year restrictive probation penalty assessed in accordance with the rule.

“I want to thank Enterprise High School for the integrity they showed throughout this process and in the manner in which they conducted themselves,” Savarese said. “They self-reported the violation and cooperated fully with the AHSAA every step throughout the entire process.”

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