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Final Hurdle for Gnonkonde

Final Hurdle for Gnonkonde

Before beginning his collegiate career, North Carolina signee Junior Gnonkonde has one more obstacle to overcome.

"We've found out that the NCAA [Clearinghouse] has red-flagged any kid from the Ivory Coast because of the educational system that they follow," Lakeland (Ga.) Lanier County athletic director John White said. "For some odd reason, the kids in the Ivory Coast only go to school for ten years. Actually they don't go to middle school. They start high school at 11 years old. "So there's an issue of...

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