|Hofstra University sophomore guard Shaquille Stokes was granted a hardship waiver and will be eligible to compete immediately.
A Harlem native and former Brooklyn Lincoln star, Stokes transferred to Hofstra after his freshman season at the University of Hawaii.
“I am thrilled that I have been given an opportunity to continue my education at a great institution like Hofstra University,” Stokes said. “The ability to be closer to my family in the New York area and help care for them was of the utmost concern. I want to thank the NCAA and Hofstra for their assistance with my situation. I look forward to getting my Hofstra degree and having a successful basketball career.”