Braxton Beverly granted waiver, will play for NC State immediately

Braxton Beverly granted waiver, will play for NC State immediately

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

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.

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.

Beverly, a 6-foot shooting guard, committed to Ohio State a year ago out of Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., where he averaged 20.1 points, 6.4 assists and 2.2 steals after moving there from Kentucky.

Beverly enrolled in two summer classes at Ohio State, but four weeks later, longtime coach Matta was let go by the Buckeyes.

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NC State appealed, twice, but it wasn't until the school filed a request for reconsideration that the NCAA changed its mind.

Braxton Beverly has been cleared by the NCAA to play immediately for N.C. State after transferring from Ohio State in the summer, Beverly's attorney announced Tuesday.

Beverly is a 6-foot guard from Kentucky who attended Hargrave Military Academy - the prep school NC State coach Kevin Keatts led from 1999 to 2001, and also from 2003 to 2011.

"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.

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