An attorney for N.C. State freshman guard Braxton Beverly said Friday the NCAA was “carefully considering” NCSU’s request for reconsideration on his eligibility.
Scott Tompsett of Tompsett Collegiate Sports said in a statement, “I believe the NCAA will make the right decision this time and make Braxton eligible to compete this season.”
Beverly was on the N.C. State bench in red athletic warmups during the season opener against VMI.
N.C. State spokesman Fred Demarest said Wednesday the school has filed a request for reconsideration to the NCAA’s ruling that Beverly must sit out this season.
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Beverly transferred to N.C. State this summer after enrolling in summer classes at Ohio State last May. He left Ohio State after Thad Matta was fired as head coach in June.
The NCAA has issued two rulings saying that Beverly must sit out one season as an undergraduate transfer because he received athletic aid from Ohio State.
“I’m very hopeful that the NCAA will see that the young man didn’t do anything wrong,” NCSU coach Kevin Keatts said after Friday’s game. “We’re very hopeful on our end, I can see it happening and I hope it happens because the young man deserves to play.”
In the statement, Tompsett said, “While Braxton had hoped to be suited up for tonight’s game against VMI, the NCAA has advised us that they are carefully considering N.C. State’s Request for Reconsideration. For that, Braxton is appreciative. …
“Braxton wants to thank everyone who has voiced support for him throughout his appeal to the NCAA. He is sincerely humbled and grateful.”