After three appeals, NCAA clears State guard Braxton Beverly

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Beverly then made a decision to transfer to NC State but was initially forced to sit out a year per the NCAA's transfer rules-if a player who has not graduated transfers from a Division I school to another Division I school, he is forced to sit out a year-even though he had only taken summer classes at Ohio State and never competed nor practiced officially with the team. He chose to transfer two weeks later with a full release from Ohio State and a letter of endorsement from Matta to the NCAA. Beverly's case centered around the fact he took summer courses at Ohio State before a late coaching change prompted him to seek his release and ultimately join the Wolfpack. Will be updated after N.C. State's game against Bryant. He had been playing varsity at Perry Central since seventh grade. "He'll be suited up and ready to play in tonight's game against Bryant". Beverly brought in Tompsett to aid in that effort.

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The NCAA had twice denied his request for a waiver.

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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.

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"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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