Maori Davenport, Who Was Screwed Over By USA Basketball's Mistake, Can Play High School Ball For Now - Deadspin
Deadspin.com - Sat 12 Jan 02:29 GMT

Maori Davenport, Who Was Screwed Over By USA Basketball's Mistake, Can Play High School Ball For Now - Deadspin

Charles Henderson High School basketball player and Rutgers recruit Maori Davenport can play in her team’s game tonight thanks to an emergency motion by a Pike County Circuit judge. Until today, she had been ineligible for her senior season due to USA Basket…

  Charles Henderson High School basketball player and Rutgers recruit Maori Davenport can play in her team’s game tonight thanks to an emergency motion by a Pike County Circuit judge.

  Until today, she had been ineligible for her senior season due to USA Basketball’s fuckup, which was compounded by the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s ridiculous interpretation and enforcement of its own policies.

  Davenport’s father Mario cashed the $857.20 check, and USA Basketball didn’t figure out its mistake until two months later.

  When Davenport’s mother Tara was informed of what had happened, she repaid the money to the organization and also self-reported to the high school and state association on Nov. 28.

  USA Basketball admitted the mistake, and Maori Davenport said her parents called her coach to make sure she could cash the check and got approval.