Bill Self Statement on Freshman Braeden Anderson

Sept. 16, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self announced Friday evening that freshman Braeden Anderson will not attend the University of Kansas during the 2011-12 academic year.

The NCAA deemed Anderson to be a partial qualifier, which would make him eligible for financial aid and possibly earn the right to practice second semester with no competition. However, due to Big 12 Conference policy, all partial qualifiers must be approved by the league’s faculty athletic representatives and Anderson’s case was not approved for aid and therefore will not attend KU.

“I am very disappointed but I know Braeden is even more crushed,” said Self. “He has worked very hard to be in a position to come here. I certainly understand the uniqueness of his academic record coming from Canada. I understand the NCAA ruling and I understand the Big 12 policy that states that the faculty athletic representatives must approve, but I am extremely disappointed in the outcome.”

“Braeden has been great since he arrived here. Our goal for the immediate future is to give him as many options as possible moving forward so that he can make the best decision that fits him so that he can get on with his academic career.”