Eligibility problems hit basketball squad

The University of Alabama announced today that one men's basketball player will miss a portion of the season and another players' eligibility status is under review.

Lucky Williams, a sophomore on the men's basketball team, has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA for the first 14 regularly scheduled games of the 2002-03 season based on the receipt of pre-college expenses prior to his enrollment at the University of Alabama.

Williams incurred those expenses as an international student while pursuing his high school education in the United States.

The University also announced a review into the playing status of freshman forward Kennedy Winston due to possible receipt of pre-college expenses not associated with the University.

Winston will not be eligible to compete until this issue is resolved.

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