After three appeals, NCAA clears State guard Braxton Beverly


After three appeals, NCAA clears State guard Braxton Beverly

The NCAA has declared freshman guard Braxton Beverly eligible to compete for the NC State men's basketball team for the 2017-18 season.

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".

The NCAA said Beverly can "compete immediately", which means he'll suit up against Bryant at PNC Arena. N.C. State asked the university to reconsider the ruling. He made a decision to transfer two weeks later with a full release from Ohio State and a letter of endorsement from Matta to the NCAA. Wolfpack assistant A.W. Hamilton coached Beverly last season at Hargrave. That triggered the designation as an undergraduate transfer instead of an incoming freshman, requiring him to sit this season before having four years of eligibility starting in 2018-19. He is very grateful.

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.

The NCAA recently denied an appeal, leading to the school's request for reconsideration last week.

It may have taken the NCAA awhile to get to this decision - and that time cost Beverly two games to star N.C. State's season - but ultimately, it's hard to see how the final decision was anything but the correct one.