According to CBS Sports:
I do not believe Drummond paid to attend school, he received financial aid. How is that not avoiding the reduction of scholarship penalty?C Andre Drummond played the 2011-12 season as a walk-on. As a non-scholarship player, Drummondís academic progress will have no effect -- positive or negative Ė on UConnís Academic Progress Rating (APR) in future years.
To cap it off, he never had to attend class. No wonder he volunteered to be the "walk-on."
Lamb, Drummond ans Oriaki are gone. Only Napier and Daniels to decide.
I hope they go unvictorious in 2012-2013.
Drummond reportedly paid in state tuition since he's a Connecticut resident. He didn't receive financial aid since that would then count against the scholarship numbers but certainly in state tuition at Uconn is a pretty good deal, but it's not any different than any other state resident.
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Walk ons can receive scholarship money for non-athletic reasons (need based, AB Duke Scholar etc.) However, once they join an NCAA team they must follow all the rules for sprots scholarship players regarding outside employment, class attendance and so on.
What makes my blood boil is that the reason they ran out of scholarships to begIn with is because two were taken away when uconn failed to meet the Academic Progress minimums. The whole point of the APR is to penalize schools whose students aren't fulfilling their academic requirements. Instead, they've somehow made it even EASIER for Drummond to go there.