Even for an organization known for sometimes making tone-deaf decisions, the NCAA has outdone itself once again.
It has reportedly denied immediate eligibility to a decorated U.S. Army veteran because of a 2011 high school transcript that no longer accurately reflects the caliber of student he is.
Isaiah Brock is a Baltimore native who enlisted in the military in 2012 because he believed it was his best means of escaping his hardscrabble neighborhood. He served four years in the Army including six-month stints in Kuwait and Afghanistan.
Oakland coach Greg Kampe told the Detroit Free Press and CBSSports.com that he first met Brock at a charitable event in Kuwait connecting soldiers with basketball coaches. While Kampe wasn’t sure that Brock would ever develop into an impact player at Oakland, he offered the 6-foot-8 forward a spot on his team anywayRead More »from NCAA's decision to rule Army veteran ineligible defies common sense