What we know: Mosquera-Perea, Jurkin eligibility questions answered

  • 11/06/2012 9:16 pm in

The NCAA and Indiana University both issued releases on the eligibility statuses of freshmen Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Peter Jurkin earlier this evening and here’s some answers to the most pertinent questions regarding the NCAA’s ruling:

What did the NCAA rule in regards to the NCAA eligibility of Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Peter Jurkin?

The NCAA ruled that Mosquera-Perea and Jurkin, both freshmen at Indiana, must sit out nine regular season games as a result of receiving impermissible benefits from Mark Adams, who is considered a booster by the NCAA’s definition. According to the NCAA’s release, Jurkin accepted approximately $6,000 in benefits and Mosquera-Perea accepted approximately $8,000.

Who is Mark Adams and what is his relationship to Mosquera-Perea and Jurkin?

Adams, a 1980 graduate of Indiana University, is a nonscholastic basketball coach and the founder of A-HOPE. The A-HOPE foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2004, lists on its web site that its mission is “to provide deserving student athletes a seamless process of obtaining a student visa, transportation to the United States, making sure they are acclimated to their new environment and providing them with an opportunity to receive an outstanding education.”

Both Mosquera-Perea and Jurkin were brought to the United States from Colombia and Sudan by the A-HOPE foundation. Adams coached both players in the Indiana Elite AAU basketball program and is Mosquera-Perea’s apparent guardian.

Why is Adams considered a booster by the NCAA?

From July 30, 1986 to Nov. 30, 1992, Adams made a total of seven donations totaling $185 to the Indiana Varsity Club.

Even though the NCAA does allow prospective student-athletes to receive normal and reasonable living expenses from an individual with whom the student-athlete has an established relationship (which Adams had with Mosquera-Perea and Jurkin), Adams was deemed a “booster” because of his Varsity Club donations and thus, covering the expenses for Mosquera-Perea and Jurkin was a violation of NCAA bylaw 13.2.1.

How was the NCAA alerted to these violations?

Indiana determined the violations took place on April 13, 2011 and alerted both the NCAA and Big Ten of secondary violations on April 25, 2011. It then formally submitted its finding of the facts in the case to the NCAA on June 22, 2012.

In self-reporting these violations to the NCAA, Indiana also agreed to take the following three actions.

1. An immediate payment of a $5,000 fine for failure to properly certify one former student-athlete prior to competition. That student-athlete was Tijan Jobe, who also had expenses paid for by Adams.

2. Request reinstatement for Mosquera-Perea and Jurkin via the NCAA student-athlete reinstatement process, which was a required step to certify their eligibility.

3. Suspend communication between Adams and the IU coaching staff for a one year period beginning on July 1, 2012. Additionally, Adams will not be provided complimentary admission to men’s basketball events, something typically provided to other AAU coaches.

How much in expenses will  Mosquera-Perea and Jurkin be forced to repay?

The NCAA has ruled that Jurkin, who received around $6,000 from Adams’ A-HOPE Foundation, must repay $250 to “a charity of his choice.” Mosquera-Perea, who reportedly received around $8,000, is being asked to repay around $1,590 to charity.

In the case of Kansas’ Josh Selby, the former Jayhawk guard was able to repay using scholarship money and it’s believed that Mosquera-Perea and Jurkin would be able to do the same.

Which games will Mosquera-Perea and Jurkin miss?

The freshmen will miss nine games — pending an IU appeal of the length of the suspension — starting with Friday’s season opener against the Bryant Bulldogs.

The next eight games line up as such: home matchups against North Dakota State and Sam Houston State; games at the Barclays Center against Georgia and either Georgetown or UCLA; and four straight home games against Ball State, North Carolina in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Coppin State and Central Connecticut State.

Provided the NCAA’s ruling is upheld, the earliest the freshmen would be available to return would be a Dec. 15 game against Butler in Indianapolis.

Is Indiana appealing the length of the suspension?

Yes, Indiana is appealing the length of the suspension this week with the Student Athlete Reinstatement Committee. As of now, there’s no strong indication just how long such an appeal process will take or Indiana’s chances of winning such an appeal.

Both Alex Bozich and Ryan Corazza contributed to this report.

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  • Hoosier_DC

    Not sure who we have in the front court besides Zeller. Our deep team now only looks deep in the backcourt

  • Hoosier_DC

    Not sure who we have in the front court besides Zeller. Our deep team now only looks deep in the backcourt

  • we still have our starting 5 and 6th man in sheehey who can play the 4 for spurts if needed. Then you need Hollowell to step up and rebound and play tough inside for a freshman. Jeff Howard will see some clean up minutes against the weaker non-con teams. This will hurt in the Barclays games and against UNC. We should still have plenty in those games. Depth is taking a hit, but if any team can take it it’s this team……….this is what we’ve been touting for a year now with this frosh class.

  • we still have our starting 5 and 6th man in sheehey who can play the 4 for spurts if needed. Then you need Hollowell to step up and rebound and play tough inside for a freshman. Jeff Howard will see some clean up minutes against the weaker non-con teams. This will hurt in the Barclays games and against UNC. We should still have plenty in those games. Depth is taking a hit, but if any team can take it it’s this team……….this is what we’ve been touting for a year now with this frosh class.

  • I think you meant Nov. 30 1992***

  • I think you meant Nov. 30 1992***

  • b_side

    Jeremy will be logging big minutes at the four. Maybe Sheehey too if needed.

  • b_side

    Jeremy will be logging big minutes at the four. Maybe Sheehey too if needed.

  • b_side

    Jeremy will be logging big minutes at the four. Maybe Sheehey too if needed.

  • Geoff_85

    This is so ridiculous. It’s been said already and it will be said over and over again, but the fact of the matter is we’re talking about $185 that was donated over the course of 7 years before these kids were even born. $185 dollars donated 20 years ago makes you a booster? Flat out ridiculous. Everyone needs to hear what Jay Bilas has to say about this. He’s an unbiased guy. I won’t tell you what I think because my post will get deleted. Again, hear what Jay Bilas has to say.

  • MattMan

    Question for the ITH Staff:
    Does this ruling mean that any future IU commits out of A-HOPE would also be subject to these penalties?

  • Without Elston, Perea, and Jurkin we basically have no back up bigs to give Cody and Watford a breather on the bench.. I agree though Jeff Howard is going to have to get ready to contribute. Its not like we need him to do much but if he can rebound well and play some defense on the opponents biggest man on the court for 10 minutes a night we will be fine.. Hollowell can provide some minutes off the bench at the 4 every now and then but he is more of a 3 at this point. I now see our 2nd unit being Abell, Mo Creek, Sheehey, Hollowell, and Jeff Howard.

  • Hoosier89

    All I’ve learned from our self-reporting is that it is best to try and get away with something than to reveal that a transgression may have occurred. Penalty seems to be equivalent either way.

  • dtfreed

    what about CW is he to weak to play low? you have WS and VO who can play wing, AE should be able to do something. . .

  • AJ_IU_ColtsFan

    Yes, this. How many schools deny, deny, deny and get away with it? Hell, if it weren’t for the Herald-Leader story, would the NCAA have gone as far as they did with Kentucky back in the 80’s?

    The only real reason to own up is honesty and truly wanting to correct action. It’s not like the NCAA will give you any breaks; on the contrary, it’s like they feel free to impose stiff penalties because they actually have the admission and evidence. IU deserves credit for self reporting – an act the haters on other boards are ignoring – but they sure as heck aren’t getting any breaks for it.

  • b_side

    Huh? Wat already starts at the 4. Clearly he isn’t a problem. The point was that our depth off the bench in the front court is affected by the suspensions (and Elston’s injury).

    We knew Jeremy was capable of playing some minutes at PF, but now it’s obvious he’ll be logging most of his minutes off the bench at PF until HMP and Jurkin return.

  • b_side

    Huh? Wat already starts at the 4. Clearly he isn’t a problem. The point was that our depth off the bench in the front court is affected by the suspensions (and Elston’s injury).

    We knew Jeremy was capable of playing some minutes at PF, but now it’s obvious he’ll be logging most of his minutes off the bench at PF until HMP and Jurkin return.

  • Matt S

    So, because of $185 dollars over six years, Jurkin and Parea owe $1,840? WTF? You know who needs charity? Kids like Jurkin and Parea who come from Sudan and Colombia. What exactly does the NCAA think they’re punishing here? How does this penalty produce any positive result whatsoever? This is a punishment in search of a crime, and it’s petty as all get out.

  • dtfreed

    lucky it’s only a few early games, but CW may be listed as 4 but plays it like a 3. I guess will see against UCLA and NC what the reduced bench will bring

  • Matt S

    Another question for ITH: Is there any way we can donate to help Parea and Jurkin pay the charity amounts? I’ve given to IU in the form of tuition, room and board, and an IU license plate, so I guess I’m a booster. But maybe someone else reading is still eligible.

  • Matt S

    Another question for ITH: Is there any way we can donate to help Parea and Jurkin pay the charity amounts? I’ve given to IU in the form of tuition, room and board, and an IU license plate, so I guess I’m a booster. But maybe someone else reading is still eligible.

  • Geoff_85

    It’s not lucky. They’ll miss 9 games where they would likely be able to get some serious run and thereby miss improving their game. They’re missing almost 30% of the season.

  • Geoff_85

    It’s not lucky. They’ll miss 9 games where they would likely be able to get some serious run and thereby miss improving their game. They’re missing almost 30% of the season.

  • I don’t understand the Adams situation as Pereas legal guardian… I’ve donated a lot of money to IU before my son was born. Am I now a booster? Is my son not allowed to participate in IU athletics?

  • HoosierTrav

    Ive been trying of putting this into words. I really cant. Its hard to believe that the NCAA has even a sliver of integrity. They do not. I hold the NCAA in lower regard then even Coach Calipari. What a joke. This is the exact reason why i refuse to watch the NFL. Their leadership is totalitarian and there is no fairness or integrity, just whatever makes them look best on the camera and brings the highest profit margins. I realize this is only sports but as a young man growing up in this country, I find this alarming. In order to get by, i feel like I need to reteach myself the new worlds values. I need to learn that honesty, fairness, integrity, kindness, hard work, & consistency are now replaced with the exact opposites. I sure hope that some writers have the guts to write scathing indictments of this corruption.

  • SCHoosier

    I think Will has to play some power forward time..Hollowell is way ahead of Howard on talent ..so Jeff becomes the last option I would think. Losing 3 bigs is tough..and that big hisssssss you hear is air coming out of the Hoosier hype balloon.