Memphis star Williams, 27, denied eligibility waiver
Jeff Borzello, ESPN Staff WriterNov 3, 2023, 06:43 PM ET
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Williams ‘ask for an extra year of eligibility was rejected by the NCAA, the school announced Friday.Williams had gotten a waiver for an additional
year, but his preliminary request was denied. He and the school appealed the NCAA’s decision, but that was rejected today too.” We are exceptionally dissatisfied a waiver for an additional year of eligibility for DeAndre Williams was rejected, which came following an ask for reconsideration of the initial denial and then an appeal, “the school said in a statement.” We felt the proof about scholastic misadvisement prior to his initial college registration that was exposed and supplied to the NCAA was sufficient to grant this waiver, and we also highly thought the depth of additional details shared with the NCAA on a continuous basis would be on DeAndre’s side.Editor’s Picks 2 Related “Sadly, after multiple months of back-and-forth, the NCAA reached a various conclusion.
We value DeAndre
‘s contributions to our males’s basketball program over the past two-and-a-half years, and he will always be a Memphis Tiger. However, we are quite eagerly anticipating an exciting season on the court for our men’s basketball team.” Williams, who turned 27 in early October, at first signed with Evansville in the class of 2018. He was ruled ineligible for his
first season in 2018-19, then played in 18 games in 2019-20 before transferring to Memphis. Williams began 80 games over the past three seasons for the Tigers, balancing 14.1 points and 6.8 rebounds during his time in the AAC.He made first-team All-AAC honors last season after setting up 17.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists.Even without Williams, Memphis
needs to have one of the earliest teams in the country this season. The Tigers were hectic in the transfer website last spring, landing Jordan Brown(23), David Jones(21), Caleb Mills (23 ), Jahvon Quinerly (24 )and Jaykwon Walton(22 ). Memphis opens its season in the house against Jackson State on Monday.