Monday, July 10, 2006

Vaccaro Sees Loophole; Walker Declared Ineligible

As the Reebok ABCD Camp wound down with its two All-Star Games on Sunday, camp director Sonny Vaccaro told the Herald News he saw a loophole in the NBA's age limit: dual citizenship.
"If in fact they're letting the Europeans play earlier than our kids, then I said, 'OK, we'll apply for dual citizenship,'" Vaccaro said. "I know it's far-fetched, but on a legal matter with a few kids it could've been done."

In a postscript to the camp, The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Bill Walker has been declared ineligible to play for North College Hill next season.
The story is a complex one, but the bottom line is that Walker played two semesters as a freshman at Rose Hill Christian (Ashland, Ky.) in the 2002-03 season. He transferred to NCH in February 2003 and was put back in the eighth grade, with NCH believing he had not finished eighth grade as yet.

Walker has played the past three years (six semesters) at NCH, helping lead the Trojans to consecutive Division III state titles in 2005 and '06. Walker's future plans are unknown, as this story is still developing today.

The Record also has a feature on how high school hoopsters are image conscious. The Star-Ledger has a story on how these camps are dominated by guards. And CSTV has a piece on Corey Fisher's performance in the Senior All-Star Game.

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