Silvio De Sousa approved to play in 2019-20 season after Kansas appeal to NCAA


FILE – In this March 10, 2018, file photo, Kansas’ Silvio De Sousa (22) celebrates during the second half of the NCAA college basketball championship game against West Virginia in the Big 12 men’s tournament, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas is ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll released Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — The NCAA announced on May 24 that Kansas Men’s Basketball star Silvio De Sousa would be allowed to play in the upcoming season.

De Sousa was originally suppose to sit out for both the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons after a rule violation, but the ruling was reduced after Kansas decided to appeal the decision.

De Sousa was forced to sit out for two seasons by the NCAA in February after the NCAA said his guardian was paid to have De Sousa attend KU. A $20,000 contribution from an Adidas employee and a school booster was among the payments.

The 6-foot-9 De Sousa was supposed to be one of the Jayhawks’ top rebounders, but was sidelined while the NCAA examined his eligibility.

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