Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State says the NCAA has ruled freshman guard Braxton Beverly ineligible to play this season.
Coach Kevin Keatts said Friday that the school will appeal the decision “and hopefully it yields a different result.”
Beverly originally signed with Ohio State and attended classes there, but received a release after Thad Matta’s ouster as head coach. He signed with N.C. State in August.
Beverly said in a statement issued by the school that he’s “devastated” and called it “incredibly unfair.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.