“Tony’s case with the NCAA Eligibility Center remains under review,” Anderson said. “However, with our fall enrollment deadline having passed, he will be unable to join our program at this time."
In other words, Mitchell -- a consensus top 20 recruit from the Class of 2010 -- hasn't quite been ruled ineligible; he's just not eligible yet thanks to multiple red flags about his academic background. Anderson said he's "hopeful" Mitchell will be cleared in time to join Missouri for the spring semester. If not, it's a development that could affect the Tigers' hope of reaching the Final Four in Houston.
Meantime, the status of Selby and Kanter -- two other consensus top 20 recruits -- remains uncertain.
Both are facing amateurism questions from the NCAA.