Monday, August 13, 2012

Freshman Lester ineligible

On the day that the Charlotte 49ers are departing on a five-day, two-game preseason trip to the Bahamas, the program announced Monday that freshman Shawn Lester is ineligible for the 2012-13 season.

Lester, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Mooresville High, will enroll at Charlotte, but won't be allowed to practice with the team.

"We are extremely excited that Shawn will be with us on campus this year," said 49ers coach Alan Major in a statement. "He will focus on academics and being a successful student here at Charlotte. In  addition, he will use this year to improve his game in preparation for our return to Conference USA."

18 comments:

Anonymous said...
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str8talk said...

I think Charlotte knew that Shawn wasn't going to qualify from the beginning but thats ok Shawn will get his studies right and still have 4 years to go. This will help in the long run.1

Anonymous said...

What do he done did that do make him not eligible?

Anonymous said...

Another MAJOR FAIL!

Anonymous said...

Unlike UNC CHeat, we follow the rules.

Bruce said...

Conference USA is a complete joke in college football, and UNCC's football team is a bigger joke...Lol. This kid needs to transfer out asap! Bawhahahahaha...

J said...

I have been a staunch defender of Major and Rose and our entire athletic department. However, losing a recruit to academic issues is becoming a little too regular an occurence...

Anonymous said...

Just wait till next year guys.

Anonymous said...

Bruce's comment at 11:35 is proof positive that he doesn't bother reading the article before posting his same-as-the-last-100-comments comment.

Mike Curry said...

Anon 12:27pm...moron...Bruce is correct! UNCC won't be a winning program for at least 10 years, and maybe never...Look at Duke football. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

Mike Curry's comment at 12:27 is proof positive that he does not read the articles before posting his I-agree-with-my-fellow-tar-hole comments. Hint for you two idiots: basketball is played with a round ball and football is not.

Anonymous said...

Why was the first comment removed? It was a truthful comment made by a long time Niner fan and not nearly as bad as the BS thrown out there by Bruce and Mike. Wait. This is the Observer, and nontrue insults are encouraged. Never mind.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ The only nontrue insults encouraged are those about the Niners. Any nontrue insults directed at chapel hill will get you in trouble.

Coach K said...

UNCC has a football team? When did this happen?? Basketball team has been non-existent since Booby Lutz left...Just sayin'

Anonymous said...

My question for Bruce is this. What kind of probation do you think will be applicable for UNC-Chapel Hill's basketball program? These latest charges look like Chapel Hill's football team is a goner and things are not looking good for the UNC-Chapel Hill basketball team.

Since you are so "close" to the Chapel Hill program, perhaps you can shed some light on the situation for us Niner fans that have always done things by the book.

Anonymous said...

Livinglegend_3 had made it known that he is "one and done" so now what ?

Anonymous said...

Major recognized that Briscoe could not compete at this level and let him go.

Lester is ineligible and we have an unused scholarship this season.

Anonymous said...

Now that is some high quality coaching right there...Hey, lets recruit a kid, offer him, sign him, hold on hold on, your going to love this next move...he's going to be ineligible for this coming year because of his grades...GENIOUS...What in the heck is going on with those BOSO's at UNC-charlotte? This coach sounds like the biggest goodball ever...getting a college coaching gig these days seems to be very easy to do...That may be the dumbest story/move I've ever heard any program conduct...And the bad thing about it is JUDY ROSE allows it!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA...Says everything....