Jin Soo Kim Academically Ineligible
Freshman forward Jin Soo Kim has been declared academically ineligible indefinitely, according to a source familiar with the situation. The source also said Maryland is appealing the decision to the NCAA. Kim will be able to practice with the team during the appeal process. He will not be able to compete in games. The school released a statement confirming the decision.
The statement declared that the university will not release any specific details regarding Kim's academic status in compliance with the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act. Kim is enrolled in a university program available to students for whom English is a second language, according to the statement.
After initially being denied his eligibility for the 2008-09 season, Kim was declared eligible by the NCAA Clearinghouse on Nov. 3 after receiving more documentation from Maryland regarding online correspondence courses Kim took during the fourth quarter of his final year at South Kent School in Connecticut.
Kim, a 6-foot-7 small forward, was expected to provide a long-range shooting presence for the Terps this season. He has played in 15 games this season, averaging 6.8 minutes, 1.7 points and 1.2 rebounds per appearance. He was shooting 29.0 percent from the field and 18.8 percent from three-point range.
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