Carson ineligible to play for Sun Devils

Top recruit Jahii Carson has been ruled ineligible to play for

Arizona State in the 2011-12 season.

Carson didn’t meet the NCAA’s initial academic eligibility

standards and retook the ACT test, but the school recently learned

he had come up just short and appealed to the NCAA.

The NCAA’s Eligibility Center ruled on Friday that Carson can’t

play but will be allowed to practice with the team this season.

Carson is one of the highest-rated recruits at Arizona State and

for coach Herb Sendek, who recently had a two-year contract

extension approved by the school’s board of regents.

Carson was projected as the starting point guard for the Sun

Devils, who are 3-5 without him.