Earth-shattering news has arrived for Kansas and Bill Self.
While the program has been waiting to see what the NCAA would decide with power forward
Kansas men’s basketball student-athlete Silvio De Sousa must sit out the remainder of the 2018-19 season and the 2019-20 season because of his guardian’s involvement with an agent. https://t.co/vJcUv3zDoR— Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) February 1, 2019
There's dropping the hammer, then there's this.
As state above, De Sousa's problems began due to his guardian's involvement with an agent while he was still a student-athlete. The NCAA, as we all know, does not want any prospect to have contact with an agent until the appropriate time.
Is this a little harsh, though? Many out there would say so.
Josh Selby accepted $5,757 and the NCAA had him sit nine games. Silvio De Sousa’s guardian accepted $2,500 and De Sousa gets two years?— Andrew Joseph (@AndyJ0seph) February 1, 2019
The NCAA just makes this stuff up as they go and ignore precedent
Now, De Sousa will have to wait nearly two years before he's allowed to play in a Game for Self or Kansas. You've got to feel for the kid.