The NCAA rules on Trevor Lacey

The decision is in regarding the eligibility of Alabama’s prized basketball recruit. Trevor Lacey was cleared by the NCAA and will be in uniform this season for the Crimson Tide.

UA released a statement just after 10:30 a.m. Thursday confirming the news.

It ends a few months worth of speculating on his academic standing after a highly-contested recruitment. Lacey, a Butler High grad from Huntsville,  committed to the Tide in May after being pursued by Auburn, Kentucky and Kansas among others. Expectations are considerably high for one of then nation’s top recruits.

Questions about his grades persisted and it was until today, the second day of the fall semester, when the final news came in.

Now with Lacey officially set to play this winter, the preseason hype surrounding the Tide will only accelerate. Lacey was the final piece of coach Anthony Grant’s prized recruiting class that, combined with returning stars JaMychal Green, Trevor Releford, and Tony Mitchell, has Alabama climbing preseason rankings.

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