NCAA Grants NC State's Braxton Beverly Eligibility

NCAA reverses decision, NC State's Braxton Beverly eligible to play

NCAA reverses decision, NC State's Braxton Beverly eligible to play

The NCAA has cleared Beverly to play immediately after reconsidering an ineligibility ruling tied to summer courses the freshman took at Ohio State. In a statement, the NCAA said "additional information" led it to reconsider and grant NC State's transfer waiver request.

NC State faces Bryant Tuesday night at 7 p.m.in PNC Arena, but it is unclear if Beverly will see action.

Beverly enrolled at Ohio State last May and took summer classes for one month before that school fired basketball coach Thad Matta. Braxton wants to thank the NCAA for carefully considering NC State's Request for Reconsideration and permitting him to play this season. Eventually, he decided that without Matta, Columbus was not where he wanted to be and headed to N.C. State.

"Through all of this, I am still happy with the decision to come to NC State".

The 6-foot guard from Hazard, Kentucky, is considered a three-star prospect who will provide 3-point shooting and depth with first-year coach Kevin Keatts installing an up-tempo scheme and pressure defense this season.

The transfer rule has been waved a fair amount for extenuating circumstances-all Penn State football players were permitted to transfer and compete right away after the Jerry Sandusky scandal, for example, and the sit-out rule is often waved if a player is moving closer to home to be with a sick loved one. Wolfpack assistant A.W. Hamilton coached Beverly last season at Hargrave.

The NCAA had twice denied his request for a waiver.

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