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11-3A DEC meeting called for Oct. 10 to review Prime Prep boys basketball
Here's a recap of today's District 11-3A executive committee meeting regarding Prime Prep and the eligibility of the school’s boys basketball team.
Updates from SportsDayHS staff writer Corbett Smith (@corbettsmithDMN), columnist Matt Wixon (@mattwixon), others:
(11:49 a.m.) @corbettsmithDMN: Meeting over. BTW, Forsett wasn't present. "understaffing issues" Wallace said.
(11:37 a.m.) @corbettsmithDMN: Emergency DEC called for Oct. 10, to review Bball PAPFs. Should be a donnybrook.
(11:36 a.m.) @corbettsmithDMN: But Wallace said he could play if DEC mandated. So, I guess they could? DISD AD Jeff Johnson gave word of advice = make a decision.
(11:34 a.m.) @corbettsmithDMN: Wallace just let coaches know #PrimePrep will not field varsity girls basketball team. First DEC has heard about it. Practice starts in 2 wk
(11:29 a.m.) @corbettsmithDMN: Earlier, D.L. Wallace said that new PPA coach Ray Forsett was in charge of address checking for all basketball transfers.
(11:27 a.m.) @corbettsmithDMN: DEC chairwoman puts process on hold. Documents not all place. At least 4 Grace Prep players counted in the fold at PPA.
(11:20 a.m.) @corbettsmithDMN: For out-of-area players, a common theme is emerging on PAPF. Players moving to Dallas, going to PPA for academics, parent attended town hall
(11:12 a.m.) @corbettsmithDMN: Deion [Sanders] just said, regarding PAPF of star player, he guessed player was highly recruited. "I don't follow basketball much."
(11:06 a.m.) @corbettsmithDMN: Florence told the DEC that he believed 3 former Ryan players were recruited by #PrimePrep; moot at this point, with PPA JV only #txhsfb
(11:06 a.m.) @corbettsmithDMN: After an interesting hour, including an appearance by Denton Ryan fb coach Joey Florence, we are on to Bball PAPFs for #PrimePrep
(10:34 a.m.) @brett_shipp: Denton Ryan Coach says 3 of his football players lied about transfer[r]ing to Prime Prep. "Somebody influenced these kids" ... Deion sanders denies 3 kids were recruited.
(10:27 a.m.) @brett_shipp: Prime Prep now accused of improperly recruiting at least two football players... more expected.
(10:01 a.m.) @brett_shipp: Deion Sander[s] shows up at Disd to try to keep his Prime Prep players from being declared ineligible. pic.twitter.com/du6kAztR
Background on today's meeting:
There will be two major hurdles for Prime Prep’s new players to be eligible to play this season: whether they can 1) show residency in Prime Prep’s home attendance zone, identical to Dallas ISD’s boundaries, and 2) that they did not transfer to the school for athletic purposes.
With less than a month before the start of basketball practice, Prime Prep has yet to submit any completed Previous Athletic Participation Forms, according to D.E.C. chairwoman and Madison principal Marian Willard, who received incomplete forms.
Several highly touted prospects transferred from two-time defending state champion Arlington Grace Prep including LSU commit Jordan Mickey and 2014 superstar Emmanuel Mudiay.
Former Grace Prep basketball coach Ray Forsett is now Prime Prep’s coach.