Bawa Muniru not reporting to Bloomington … yet

  • 06/15/2009 10:06 pm in

At long last, an update on the most mysterious of Indiana’s six 2009 signees, Bawa Muniru.

With four of his classmates already on campus, Muniru still has an obligation in the classroom and will report to Bloomington in July.

Chris Korman of the H-T/Hoosier Scoop got the details from Bawa’s AAU coach, Kerry Johnson:

Muniru has one summer class to finish, according to his AAU coach Kerry Johnson and his guardian Brian Privett.

“My understanding is that once he has completed that he will have done everything he needs to do to qualify,” Johnson said. “Everything right now points to him being eligible.”

Questions about Muniru’s eligibility began to arise after he transferred to Mt. Zion Academy because the NCAA said it wouldn’t accept grades from Charis Prep. Muniru played three seasons at Madison Academy in Alabama before leaving for Charis Prep.

If the reports from his AAU coach and guardian are indeed accurate, the concerns about Bawa’s eligibility will be squashed. But when dealing with the NCAA, the process of clearing a student athlete can be time consuming and at times, complicated.

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  • wangdangdoodle

    Is this something to be concerned about? Here we are a couple months from the beginning of the school year and we have 2 recruits waiting on test scores and grades. Please reassure me we will have Creek and Bawa at IU next season.

  • wangdangdoodle

    Is this something to be concerned about? Here we are a couple months from the beginning of the school year and we have 2 recruits waiting on test scores and grades. Please reassure me we will have Creek and Bawa at IU next season.

  • wangdangdoodle

    Is this something to be concerned about? Here we are a couple months from the beginning of the school year and we have 2 recruits waiting on test scores and grades. Please reassure me we will have Creek and Bawa at IU next season.

  • wangdangdoodle

    Is this something to be concerned about? Here we are a couple months from the beginning of the school year and we have 2 recruits waiting on test scores and grades. Please reassure me we will have Creek and Bawa at IU next season.

  • Hardwood83

    Sheesh, I hope not. That is the LAST thing we need right now.

  • Hardwood83

    Sheesh, I hope not. That is the LAST thing we need right now.

  • Hardwood83

    Sheesh, I hope not. That is the LAST thing we need right now.

  • Hardwood83

    Sheesh, I hope not. That is the LAST thing we need right now.

  • Kelin Blab

    Well at least we still have Daniel Moore who I am sure is eligible…..

  • Kelin Blab

    Well at least we still have Daniel Moore who I am sure is eligible…..

  • Kelin Blab

    Well at least we still have Daniel Moore who I am sure is eligible…..

  • Kelin Blab

    Well at least we still have Daniel Moore who I am sure is eligible…..

  • Hank

    Wasn't there a similar “get him qualified” issue with Eli Holman a couple of years ago?

  • Hank

    Wasn't there a similar “get him qualified” issue with Eli Holman a couple of years ago?

  • Hank

    Wasn't there a similar “get him qualified” issue with Eli Holman a couple of years ago?

  • MillaRed

    Creek would be a big blow. I am holding my breath on that one. Bawa is a project and honestly I think there may be better 2011 big men we could lock down with that scholly anyway.

    Kelin, not funny! Danny boy is officially a spectator for the rest of his run in and out of the lane career.

  • MillaRed

    Creek would be a big blow. I am holding my breath on that one. Bawa is a project and honestly I think there may be better 2011 big men we could lock down with that scholly anyway.

    Kelin, not funny! Danny boy is officially a spectator for the rest of his run in and out of the lane career.

  • MillaRed

    Creek would be a big blow. I am holding my breath on that one. Bawa is a project and honestly I think there may be better 2011 big men we could lock down with that scholly anyway.

    Kelin, not funny! Danny boy is officially a spectator for the rest of his run in and out of the lane career.

  • MillaRed

    Creek would be a big blow. I am holding my breath on that one. Bawa is a project and honestly I think there may be better 2011 big men we could lock down with that scholly anyway.

    Kelin, not funny! Danny boy is officially a spectator for the rest of his run in and out of the lane career.

  • student

    Shoot, I could've taken Creek's SAT for him…… Oh wait! We're coached by Tom Crean, not calapari.

  • student

    Shoot, I could've taken Creek's SAT for him…… Oh wait! We're coached by Tom Crean, not calapari.

  • student

    Shoot, I could've taken Creek's SAT for him…… Oh wait! We're coached by Tom Crean, not calapari.

  • student

    Shoot, I could've taken Creek's SAT for him…… Oh wait! We're coached by Tom Crean, not calapari.

  • peaychris

    i live in huntsville alabama and know people who went to school with muniru at nearby madison academy… i hear from all of them he is a very intelligent young man and very respectful. i dont think we have anything to worry about, i hope he can develop into a solid performer!

  • peaychris

    i live in huntsville alabama and know people who went to school with muniru at nearby madison academy… i hear from all of them he is a very intelligent young man and very respectful. i dont think we have anything to worry about, i hope he can develop into a solid performer!

  • peaychris

    i live in huntsville alabama and know people who went to school with muniru at nearby madison academy… i hear from all of them he is a very intelligent young man and very respectful. i dont think we have anything to worry about, i hope he can develop into a solid performer!

  • peaychris

    i live in huntsville alabama and know people who went to school with muniru at nearby madison academy… i hear from all of them he is a very intelligent young man and very respectful. i dont think we have anything to worry about, i hope he can develop into a solid performer!

  • BobbyDigital

    That is good to know. I did hear a long time ago that he speaks 5+ languages. I wonder how much truth there is to that. Regardless, I don't think intelligence is the problem.

  • BobbyDigital

    That is good to know. I did hear a long time ago that he speaks 5+ languages. I wonder how much truth there is to that. Regardless, I don't think intelligence is the problem.

  • BobbyDigital

    That is good to know. I did hear a long time ago that he speaks 5+ languages. I wonder how much truth there is to that. Regardless, I don't think intelligence is the problem.

  • BobbyDigital

    That is good to know. I did hear a long time ago that he speaks 5+ languages. I wonder how much truth there is to that. Regardless, I don't think intelligence is the problem.

  • superhoops

    I'm sure Crean wouldn't have gone after these guys if they weren't going to qualify or make it on campus. What it may mean is they are a little behind the others as far as playing together goes over the summer and may take them a little longer to gel with teammates, but I'm sure they will be fine in that category.

  • superhoops

    I'm sure Crean wouldn't have gone after these guys if they weren't going to qualify or make it on campus. What it may mean is they are a little behind the others as far as playing together goes over the summer and may take them a little longer to gel with teammates, but I'm sure they will be fine in that category.

  • superhoops

    I'm sure Crean wouldn't have gone after these guys if they weren't going to qualify or make it on campus. What it may mean is they are a little behind the others as far as playing together goes over the summer and may take them a little longer to gel with teammates, but I'm sure they will be fine in that category.

  • superhoops

    I'm sure Crean wouldn't have gone after these guys if they weren't going to qualify or make it on campus. What it may mean is they are a little behind the others as far as playing together goes over the summer and may take them a little longer to gel with teammates, but I'm sure they will be fine in that category.

  • GFDave

    From my outside view it seems that Bawa and his advisers may have had a hard time getting him into the right school situation as a result of not knowing the landscape. It seems to me that as a result he got behind and is just now catching up. I'm not sure there is any more to it than that.

    The more curious case to me is Creek. Why did he wait so long to take the SAT? Was the family focused too much on ball and not enough on the college admittance process? I don't know.

    I have confidence that Crean, knowing the APR issues we have, would not have recruited kids that would be academic risks. Therefore my guess is both of these kids will enroll in the fall, but if they don't, they never will.

  • GFDave

    From my outside view it seems that Bawa and his advisers may have had a hard time getting him into the right school situation as a result of not knowing the landscape. It seems to me that as a result he got behind and is just now catching up. I'm not sure there is any more to it than that.

    The more curious case to me is Creek. Why did he wait so long to take the SAT? Was the family focused too much on ball and not enough on the college admittance process? I don't know.

    I have confidence that Crean, knowing the APR issues we have, would not have recruited kids that would be academic risks. Therefore my guess is both of these kids will enroll in the fall, but if they don't, they never will.

  • GFDave

    From my outside view it seems that Bawa and his advisers may have had a hard time getting him into the right school situation as a result of not knowing the landscape. It seems to me that as a result he got behind and is just now catching up. I'm not sure there is any more to it than that.

    The more curious case to me is Creek. Why did he wait so long to take the SAT? Was the family focused too much on ball and not enough on the college admittance process? I don't know.

    I have confidence that Crean, knowing the APR issues we have, would not have recruited kids that would be academic risks. Therefore my guess is both of these kids will enroll in the fall, but if they don't, they never will.

  • GFDave

    From my outside view it seems that Bawa and his advisers may have had a hard time getting him into the right school situation as a result of not knowing the landscape. It seems to me that as a result he got behind and is just now catching up. I'm not sure there is any more to it than that.

    The more curious case to me is Creek. Why did he wait so long to take the SAT? Was the family focused too much on ball and not enough on the college admittance process? I don't know.

    I have confidence that Crean, knowing the APR issues we have, would not have recruited kids that would be academic risks. Therefore my guess is both of these kids will enroll in the fall, but if they don't, they never will.

  • JerryCT

    TC is pretty aggressive . I think we will have them all in place.

    if Bawa plays any kind of “D” he will play and help right away. If not, he will watch alot of games from the end of the bench

  • JerryCT

    TC is pretty aggressive . I think we will have them all in place.

    if Bawa plays any kind of “D” he will play and help right away. If not, he will watch alot of games from the end of the bench

  • JerryCT

    TC is pretty aggressive . I think we will have them all in place.

    if Bawa plays any kind of “D” he will play and help right away. If not, he will watch alot of games from the end of the bench

  • JerryCT

    TC is pretty aggressive . I think we will have them all in place.

    if Bawa plays any kind of “D” he will play and help right away. If not, he will watch alot of games from the end of the bench

  • JerryCT

    TC is pretty aggressive . I think we will have them all in place.

    if Bawa plays any kind of “D” he will play and help right away. If not, he will watch alot of games from the end of the bench