There is simply no way to soft-sell what a blow this is to the program.
The top-rated player in Alabama's most recent recruiting class will not play for the Tide. Four-star guard/wing player Kobie Eubanks was not cleared by the NCAA and will not enroll at Alabama. "We are disappointed for Kobie and his family," Tide coach Avery Johnson said in a statement. "Unfortunately, Kobie wasn't cleared by the NCAA and we couldn't get him admitted to the University of Alabama. He has a bright future and we wish him well."
Alabama was already facing a difficult rebuilding season. With the loss of Eubanks, the Tide's best hope for a consistent outside shooter, that road became far more difficult today.