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Four NIA basketball players ruled ineligible by NCAA
Friday, 19 August 2011

The Star-Ledger: Four high-profile basketball players and two additional athletes from NIA School, a college preparatory school in Newark, have been declared ineligible for the upcoming athletic seasons by the NCAA, according to Alif Muhammad, the school’s president and founder.

Muhammad said he will appeal the eligibility of each athlete to the NCAA.

Until the appeals, the college futures of Shaq Thomas (Cincinnati), Ryan Rhoomes (TCU), Kelvin Amayo (Towson) and Ibn Muhammad (Fairleigh Dickinson) are in jeopardy. Two other former NIA students signed to play football and soccer in college were also ruled ineligible, Muhammad said.

According to Muhammad, the NCAA told him all of the courses offered at NIA are not college preparatory, which led to the players being declared ineligible.

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