KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee freshman guard Lamonte Turner has been ruled ineligible for the 2015-16 season.
Turner tweeted Monday that he had been ruled ineligible.
Blessed to be apart of such a great school and basketball program but I've been ruled ineligible for the 2015-16 season. Truly humbled! VFL🍊— Lamonte' Turner (@LTurn1) September 28, 2015
Tennessee athletic department spokesman Tom Satkowiak confirmed that Turner is unable to compete or travel with the Volunteers this season because he "was not cleared by the NCAA eligibility center." Satkowiak said Turner will be able to practice with the team.
Turner enrolled at Tennessee in August but was awaiting clearance from the NCAA in an attempt to play this season. Turner, who had been planning to enter college in 2016, decided in April to enroll in 2015 instead.
The 6-foot-2 guard from Harvest, Alabama, graduated from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
The loss of Turner leaves Tennessee without a pure point guard.