NCAA declares NC State's Beverly eligible

NCAA declares NC State's Beverly eligible

The NCAA announced Tuesday that it has reconsidered and granted NC State's transfer waiver request for Braxton Beverly, allowing him to compete immediately. Beverly attended summer school at Ohio State this past summer and then transferred to NC State after former Buckeyes coach Thad Matta was sacked in early June.

The NCAA rules NC State guard Braxton Beverly eligible to compete immediately after it initially said he had to sit out a year after transferring from Ohio State. N.C State's waiver to bypass the undergraduate transfer rule was denied the NCAA in October and the school's appeal was also denied.

Scott Tompsett, Beverly's attorney, released a state that said the freshman is "absolutely thrilled" by the NCAA's decision. He is very grateful.

Beverly talked at the team's preseason media day in September about the situation, saying he had been in summer school for a few weeks at Ohio State to take a "rural sociology" class as well as online science course for "lifespan and human development".

Originally, the NCAA ruled Beverly ineligible after transferring from Ohio State University, forcing him to sit out a year due to transfer rules.

"When (Wolfpack coach Kevin Keatts) told me that my appeal had been denied earlier this week, I could tell how upset he was", Beverly wrote on his personal blog.

"Through all of this, I am still happy with the decision to come to NC State". "It was the right choice for a young man caught in a hard situation not of his own making".

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