NCAA grants Bev­erly im­me­di­ate el­i­gi­bil­ity

The Star Democrat - - SPORTS -

RALEIGH, N.C. (TNS) — Bet­ter late than never for Brax­ton Bev­erly.

Af­ter the NCAA twice ruled him in­el­i­gi­ble to play for North Carolina State this sea­son, the fresh­man guard was granted im­me­di­ate el­i­gi­bil­ity on Tues­day and will be in uni­form for the Wolf­pack’s game with Bryant Tues­day night at PNC Arena.

N.C. State spokesman Fred De­marest said the school re­ceived word that the NCAA had ruled in N.C. State’s fa­vor on its re­quest to re­con­sider its ear­lier rul­ings that Bev­erly would have to sit out one sea­son as an un­der­grad­u­ate trans­fer.

The NCAA re­leased a state­ment on its of­fi­cial Twit­ter ac­count, say­ing, “Based on ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, NCAA staff re­con­sid­ered and granted NC State’s trans­fer waiver re­quest for Brax­ton Bev­erly, al­low­ing him to com­pete im­me­di­ately.”

Bev­erly en­rolled at Ohio State last May and took sum­mer classes for one month be­fore that school fired bas­ket­ball coach Thad Matta. Bev­erly left school and trans­ferred to N.C. State in July. N.C State’s waiver to by­pass the un­der­grad­u­ate trans­fer rule was de­nied by the NCAA in Oc­to­ber and the school’s ap­peal was also de­nied.

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