The freshman point guard will be eligible to play.
The NCAA has come to its senses.
N.C. State freshman point guard Braxton Beverly will be eligible to play for the Wolfpack this season, the NCAA announced this evening.
Beverly, a former Ohio State commit, had been ruled ineligible to play this year because he was enrolled in summer classes at OSU. He never played in a game for the Buckeyes and transferred out of the program this summer after Thad Matta was ousted.
The NCAA released the following statement:
Based on additional information, NCAA staff reconsidered and granted NC State’s transfer waiver request for Braxton Beverly, allowing him to compete immediately.
— Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) November 14, 2017
Beverly, a 5-foot-11 point guard, was a three-star recruit in the 2017 class. He is expected to be in action tonight when N.C. State takes on Bryant.
NCAA has granted NC State's Braxton Beverly a waiver to play immediately. Will play tonight.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) November 14, 2017
The Wolfpack are 2-0 so far this season, beating VMI and Charleston Southern.
N.C. State and Bryant are set to tip off at 7 p.m. E.T. tonight.