FAYETTEVILLE – A source with ties to the NCAA Clearinghouse has told 5News that Razorback basketball signee Courtney Fortson had been cleared to play this coming season. Fortson has been in Fayetteville this summer going through voluntary conditioning with the rest of the Razorbacks.
His eligibility was considered to be a key for the team’s chances for success in the 2008-09 season. Razorback head coach John Pelphrey and his staff face a massive rebuilding job.
Fortson is a four star point guard who played prep school ball last season for The Patterson School out of North Carolina. He averaged over 25 points per game. [read more]