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NCAA says it ruled on UConn player eligibility last month

The NCAA says it has ruled on the eligibility of University of Connecticut recruit Sidney Wilson and informed the school of its decision last month

Published on January 3, 2018 2:01PM

Last changed on January 3, 2018 6:55PM


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) The NCAA says it has ruled on the eligibility of Connecticut recruit Sidney Wilson and informed the school of that decision last month.

Wilson, who transferred from St. John's after taking a single summer school class, has been waiting to hear if he can play this season. The 6-foot-7 highly recruited wing is seeking an NCAA waiver rather than sit out a year as a transfer student.

UConn says it won't comment on the NCAA's decision until the process is fully complete.

NCAA spokeswoman Michelle Hosick declined to detail the decision, but said UConn was notified verbally on Dec. 20 and in writing on Dec. 22. She says the school has 30 days to appeal any part of the ruling, but had not filed such an appeal as of Wednesday afternoon.

The Huskies (7-6, 0-1 American) have played three games without Wilson since the decision was issued. They face Tulsa on Wednesday evening.

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