Michael Bradley, who transferred from UConn after last season, was denied a hardship waiver to play right away at Western Kentucky, according to a report by CBSSports’ Jeff Borzello, who tweeted the news Sunday.
Bradley, 6-foot-9, was transferring from UConn to WKU to be closer to his grandmother in Chattanooga, Tenn., who has been diagnosed with cancer. Though UConn is all but certain to be ineligible for the NCAA Tournament next year, Bradley needed a waiver because he has more than one year eligibility left. It seemed fairly certain, based on precedent, that he would get that waiver, but the NCAA has decided against it. Bradley has yet to play in college. He redshirted as a freshman at UConn, and missed all last season after ankle surgery. Now he would have to sit another full year.
The school will appeal the decison, according to this report from the WKU Herald.
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