West Virginia said Friday that the NCAA determined Kilicli played on a Turkish team during the 2007-08 season that included a professional player, which isn't allowed under NCAA rules.
Kilicli, a native of Istanbul, attended Mountain State Academy in Beckley in 2008-09.
Coach Bob Huggins declined to comment on the NCAA ruling.
West Virginia (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 8 AP) opens exhibition play on Nov. 8 against Mountain State.