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Braxton Beverly needs to win appeal to play this season

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The NCAA ruled that NC State freshman point guard Braxton Beverly would have to sit out a year as a Ohio State transfer.
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NC State freshman point guard Braxton Beverly was ruled that he’d have to sit out this season as an Ohio State transfer, pending appeal.

Beverly was seeking a waiver to be eligible right away, which was needed after attending summer school at Ohio State.

“I’m devastated by this decision,” Beverly said in a statement. “I appreciate NC State and the work being done here to appeal this decision. My hope is that it gets resolved and I can be eligible to play this season.”

Beverly originally signed with Miami (Ohio), but after a good senior season, wanted to attend a bigger college and elected to attend Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy. His coach at Hargrave was current assistant coach A.W. Hamilton.

Beverly then signed with Ohio State and attended summer school with the Buckeyes. Ohio State parted ways with head coach Thad Matta and hired Butler coach Chris Holtmann. NC State was also in the process of hiring Hamilton and the opportunity to be reunited in Raleigh made for an easy decision for Beverly.

“The relationship that we developed at Hargrave is unbelievable,” said Beverly in a previous interview. “It’s still there. … Once I did hear from them, it was almost like a dream come true to be able to play in the same system again.”

Beverly finished out summer school at Ohio State and transferred to NC State. New head coach Kevin Keatts made it clear that he wanted even if it meant essentially becoming the class of the 2018.

The 6-0, 180-pound Beverly, who is from Hazard, Ky., once made 14 three-pointers in a game en route to 70 points at Hargrave. Clemson, Georgia Tech, Maryland and VCU all reached out after he was released by Ohio State.

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