Georgia Bulldogs basketball signee Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been cleared to play in 2011 by the NCAA and the SEC, UGA announced on Tuesday.
Caldwell-Pope’s name came up during a police investigation in Columbus, GA into improper use of a parks and recreation department bank account. He allegedly received funds from an administrator of the account, along with UGA football player Jarvis Jones. Jones was cleared to play last month.
A 6-6, 185-pound shooting guard from Greenville, Georgia, is rated by Rivals.com as a 5-star recruit. Rivals also rated him 3rd at his position and 12th overall in the country.
The University of Georgia compliance office was notified by the NCAA on Tuesday that freshman basketball player Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been cleared to compete in the 2011-12 season.
“I am pleased that the situation regarding Kentavious’ eligibility has been resolved” head coach Mark Fox said in a statement. “Kentavious can now put these issues behind him and focus on becoming a better student-athlete. We can all move forward in our preparations for the coming season.”