Former Seton-LaSalle forward Naje Gibson will not join the Pitt women’s basketball team in the fall after failing to meet NCAA academic eligibility requirements, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
A Pitt spokesperson confirmed that Gibson was not enrolled at the university and will not be on the team this year, but could not comment on her academic situation.
The NCAA uses a sliding scale comprised of GPA, SAT and ACT scores to determine academic eligibility. Gibson likely will attend a junior college and try to re-enroll at Pitt at some point in the future.
As a senior at Seton-LaSalle, Gibson averaged 11.1 points per game and led the Rebels to a PIAA title.
She was a key piece of coach Suzie McConnell-Serio’s first recruiting class at Pitt, which was one of the best in program history.
The class was ranked No. 15 by espnW HoopGurlz. The remaining members are Seton-LaSalle guard Yacine Diop, guard Aysia Bugg of Bolingbrook, Ill., and center Stasha Carey of Midpark, Ohio.
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