NCAA Grants NC State's Braxton Beverly Eligibility


A final request for reconsideration for his eligibility was submitted after the appeal failed.

The NCAA finally acceded to NC State, Braxton Beverly and public sentiment.

Beverly will play Tuesday night against Bryant, the school said. He chose to transfer two weeks later with a full release from Ohio State and a letter of endorsement from Matta to the NCAA.

The NCAA has cleared North Carolina State freshman Braxton Beverly to play immediately after reconsidering an earlier ruling that he must sit out this season. According to NCAA bylaws, N.C. State had to file new information which wasn't initially available in order for the decision to be reconsidered.

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"Based on additional information, NCAA staff reconsidered and granted NC State's transfer waiver request for Braxton Beverly, allowing him to compete immediately", the NCAA announced via social media.

Last week, Beverly retained an attorney, and the school resubmitted the waiver to play this season. "Braxton is ready to compete for the NC State Wolfpack!" Wolfpack assistant A.W. Hamilton coached Beverly last season at Hargrave.

Beverly was granted a release from the University after then-head coach of the Buckeyes Thad Matta had been relieved of his coaching duties.

"We are grateful that the NCAA agreed to reconsider Braxton's appeal and reversed the original decision, resulting in Braxton's immediate eligibility", Wolfpack athletic director Debbie Yow said in a statement.