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Nevada Basketball: Wolf Pack commit to attend prep school

Highly recruited Nevada signee Kenny Wooten Jr., will be enrolling in prep school thus putting his availability to the Wolf Pack next season in doubt.

Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Wolf Pack signee Kenny Wooten Jr., has enrolled at Trinity International prep school in Las Vegas according to Primer Ball Recruiting who broke the story on Wednesday via Twitter.

The move to the post-graduate school would put Wooten's availability to play for Nevada in 2016-2017 in jeopardy. It was reported that Wooten left Mateca High School a month ago before completing school and this could be an academic eligibility issue for Wooten if he tried to enroll in Nevada. The Wolf Pack signed the 6-foot-8 Wooten to a national letter of intent in November before his breakout senior year where he averaged 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for Manteca High School.

He was recently upgraded to a four-star recruit by ESPN.com and was part of the three-man recruiting class for Nevada. Along with Wooten, the other members of the class include point guard Deveral Ramsey and wing player Josh Hall. With Wooten signing the letter of intent with Nevada, the only place he could play Division-I basketball in the 2016-2017 season is Nevada unless the Wolf Pack release Wooten from his commitment.

Wooten was expected to add immediate help to a Nevada frontcourt that could return freshman star Cameron Oliver, Elijah Foster and reserve Kalieb Rodriguez. The Wolf Pack will also welcome two transfer eligible players in Jordan Caroline and Leland King. Oliver did declare for the NBA draft but can return to school since he did not hire an agent.

Nevada will not know the exact status of Wooten until the summer bridge program which begins in late June.