The Southeast Missouri State men’s basketball program learned this week that Mark Caviness, one of Southeast’s top signees for the 2008-09 basketball season, did not meet NCAA eligibility requirements and will not play for the Redhawks this year.
Caviness, a junior college transfer, has been attending classes at Southeast since school began in late August. The 6’5 forward, was an all-conference performer at Indian River Community College in Florida.
Caviness and Martino Brock were widely regarded as Southeast’s top two signees for this season. Brock, a 6-5 swingman who would have been a freshman, was never admitted to Southeast after failing to meet eligibility requirements.
Since last season ended, two of the Redhawks’ key players transferred, starting point guard Roderick Pearson to Oral Roberts and 6-foot-10 center Will Bogan to Shawnee (Ill.) Community College.