I think the general rule is that you have to complete your four years of eligibility in five calendar years. There are some exceptions and possible waivers but you’re going to need someone more conversant with the rules than me to help with that.
calling bison137! although hopefully not calling bucknell into painter’s recruiting process.
HC92 is correct. Occasionally the NCAA allows a 6th year, but it is almost always due to a year lost due to injury, if not two. In Painter's case, he will have lost two years due to his own decisions, and he has not had any injuries. Unlikely to get a 6th year.
As for Bucknell, they never really recruited him. And they have no available scholarships, so they can't recruit him now.
I generally don't follow the recruiting that much since it seems like most of the discussion is on kids that aren't going to end up at HC - so I will just jump to the point.
Worcester Gray has mentioned this and I agree that rebounding is an issue with this team and I am concerned when JF graduates this year the gap is going to become even more of a problem.
Are we looking at bigs for next year - and not just big in the height department? Faw is working hard at it - but I look at Verbeek and unless he hits the weight room hard and consumes a lot of protein , I am not sure he is going to help with the rebounding next year. Lovisolo has good size, but he has not seen much time.
agree Prosper is more advanced in offensive skills at a similar stage to JF,, but not at a level to attract bigger schools. He has a high ceiling and could contribute sooner than JF did, though maybe not immediately.