Eligibility status of Mosquera-Perea, Jurkin still uncertain

Indiana freshmen Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Peter Jurkin have yet to be cleared to play by the NCAA and Tom Crean was asked to provide an update on their status following Thursday’s 86-57 exhibition win over Indiana Wesleyan.

The process of determining the eligibility for both players is still ongoing based on Crean’s comments.

“What I can say about that is that we go through a lot in a program,” he said. “There’s situations that are always going to arise and every one of them has got a process to it. And we’re in the middle of that process. We just are. That’s the extent of it. They’re two great kids that are trying to get better every day and it’s not like it’s anything that we’re dealing with that just came up. It’s been a process for some time. And that’s really where we’re at with it.”

Mosquera-Perea, who was in uniform, sat out against Indiana Wesleyan with a left foot injury that has hampered him for much of the summer and fall.

Jurkin, a native of the Sudan, played 11 minutes, scored four points and grabbed one rebound. Crean said he was encouraged by how Jurkin played, but acknowledged that he’s very much a work in progress.

“He’s gotta learn how to play,” Crean said. “There’s not one guy on the team that doesn’t want to see him succeed. And what I need is, I need them to start being harder on him because he’s pretty good. Again, he needs to play. He needs that time. He needs to learn how to use his length and he’s not strong enough yet. There’s no way around that, but he needs the chance to play so that he can grow into it because he’s an extremely willing learner.”

With Indiana’s season opener against Bryant just eight days away, there’s still no definitive timetable on when a determination on the eligibility of both players will be made.

“I wish I could answer that. I wish I could. I just don’t (know),” Crean said. “We’re in the midst of it. It’s like anything else, it’s daily. You don’t get ahead of yourself, you just keep staying in the day with it, the moment with it and keep working the best way that you can and see what’s next.”

  • marcusgresham

    Leprechauns suck–that’s why, when elected governor of Indiana, I’ll donate St. Joseph’s County to Michigan so we don’t have to claim pompous Notre Dame.

  • marcusgresham

    Leprechauns suck–that’s why, when elected governor of Indiana, I’ll donate St. Joseph’s County to Michigan so we don’t have to claim pompous Notre Dame.

  • marcusgresham

    If they’re undersourced it’s their own damn fault. They make more than enough money to be “sourced” adequately, and since they’re a “non-profit” organization why are they pocketing that much dough?

  • marcusgresham

    Louisville’s suspensions were Pitino’s decision, not the NCAA’s, and (as far as Behanan is concerned,) are only effective for the Pikeville exhibition game.

  • marcusgresham

    Adams should have just let him steal the laptop like that jock weasel at UConn–then he’d be eligible.

  • SCHoosier

    All I’ll say is Crean was a lot more and deliberately vague than he was when that ESPN article came out months ago. Not a good sign in my mind. Gotta “hope” for the best. Pun intended.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    No doubt, but if that is the case then we know why it is taking so long. It probably takes a 15 man crew around the clock for 3 months to review Kentucky.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    No doubt, but if that is the case then we know why it is taking so long. It probably takes a 15 man crew around the clock for 3 months to review Kentucky.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Ky trolls…..

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I think he has to be when he is in a pretty tight recruiting battle for a future game changing player.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I think he has to be when he is in a pretty tight recruiting battle for a future game changing player.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I agree, and the saddest part of that is that without a question in my mind Coach Knight never broke recruiting violations and ran a clean program. How do I know that? If he did the NCAA at the time would have tried to bury him then. Coach Knight basically asked for all the negative stuff in the public eye through his ego and temper but he never was bullied by the NCAA. Sadly, I think the NCAA is trying to bully us now.

  • Andrew

    What are the moderators rules on postings? Because I keep having mine deleted and I’ve never verbally attacked any individual or posted anything inappropriate.

  • KeeneIU11

    9 games for each. I think we can live with it. I thought Hanner had the potential to be out much longer, but that was based on the NCAA laying down the hammer in 2008 more than Hanner’s circumstance.

  • KeeneIU11

    I had a similar situation a couple of days ago. I even provided a valid source as to why I thought Hanner would miss games, and my comment was removed. Hmm…

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