The freshman guard will continue to fight the NCAA’s decision.
N.C. State freshman point guard Braxton Beverly has hired a lawyer to fight the NCAA’s ruling over his eligibility.
The former top recruit was ruled ineligible to play this season as a result of the NCAA’s transfer rules. Despite never playing in a game, Beverly was deemed ineligible for the 2017-18 season because he was enrolled in summer classes at Ohio State. He was originally committed to OSU and was on-campus this summer, but left as a result of the Buckeyes’ coaching change.
Here’s a statement from Beverly’s lawyer:
NC State still battling NCAA for Braxton Beverly. Statement from Beverly's lawyer, Scott Thompsett: pic.twitter.com/YtywppH84P
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) November 9, 2017
Pretty much everyone is on Beverly’s side here, including former Ohio State head coach Thad Matta, who wrote a letter to the NCAA on behalf of his former recruit.
He should be able to play this season.