NCAA grants Beverly immediate eligibility
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.