According to NCAA bylaws, N.C. State had to file new information which wasn't initially available in order for the decision to be reconsidered. The NCAA originally ruled that because he had attended classes he would be treated as any other Division I transfer and subject to sitting out a year - even though he was only briefly at Ohio State and only looked to leave after Matta's unorthodox firing in the middle of the summer.
Braxton Beverly has been cleared by the NCAA to play immediately for N.C. State after transferring from Ohio State in the summer, Beverly's attorney announced Tuesday.
Beverly, a three-star point guard from Kentucky, enrolled early at Ohio State in May shortly after he graduated high school with the intention of playing for Thad Matta, but Matta was forced to resign shortly after he arrived in Columbus. 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.
"Braxton is absolutely thrilled with the NCAA's decision to make him immediately eligible to compete for NC State this season", Tompsett said in a statement.
The NCAA had twice denied his request for a waiver. Wolfpack assistant A.W. Hamilton coached Beverly last season at Hargrave. In a statement, the NCAA said "additional information" led it to reconsider and grant NC State's transfer waiver request. "It was the right choice for a young man caught in a hard situation not of his own making".