Published Thursday, May 21, 2009 | 2:26 p.m.
Updated Thursday, May 21, 2009 | 2:27 p.m.
Former Findlay College Prep forward Victor Rudd has qualified academically to play at Arizona State in the fall.
The high-flying Rudd got his SAT scores today, according to guardian Bill Hankins, and they meet minimum standards for eligibility.
Rudd averaged 16.6 points and 8.6 rebounds for the Pilots, but he was dismissed from the team before the end of the season for conduct detrimental to the team.
He was suspended from team activities for a week after a locker-room incident in Dallas, and he failed to apologize to his teammates for the incident.
He bolted home to the San Fernando Valley area north of Los Angeles instead of attending Findlay’s final regular-season home game, which ensured his dismissal.
Findlay went on to beat Oak Hill in the championship game of the ESPN RISE National High School Invitational in Maryland.
Rudd finished his requirements for a general-education degree in the Los Angeles area. UNLV, Arizona, Oregon State, Marquette and Memphis had been recruiting Rudd all season, so signing with the Sun Devils was somewhat of a surprise.
Hankins said the Rebels were Rudd’s second choice.