FROM PULLMAN — Prized Washington State freshman Que Johnson has been ruled a partial qualifier by the NCAA, a WSU spokesman confirmed, which means he will receive athletics aid and attend classes this year but is ineligible to play in the 2012-13 season.
Johnson enrolled in classes at the beginning of fall semester, an indication that WSU expected him to be around this season. With a reputation as a pure, volume scorer, Johnson likely would have competed for a spot in the starting lineup right away. Instead, he'll attend classes and work to become eligible for the 2013-14 season.
All for now. We'll update as more information becomes available.
UPDATE: A WSU spokesperson confirmed that Johnson will not be allowed to practice with the team this season. His scholarship still counts toward the limit of 13 per team.