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Syracuse guard Eric Devendorf was granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA Monday. The University applied for a hardship waiver on his behalf because he suffered a torn ACL last December and missed most of the season.
Here are the criteria for obtaining a hardship waiver, as per the NCAA.
Devendorf started the first 10 games last season and averaged 17 points a game.
He also was a regular contributor during his freshman and sophomore years with the program and has accumulated 1,115 career points.
For the 2008-09 season, Devendorf will be classified as a senior academically and a junior in athletic eligibility.
This is great news for the Orange, who will also return guard Andy Rautins this year.
Seton Hall has applied for a hardship waiver for transfer Herb Pope, who came from New Mexico State and has some family issues that might justify a waiver.
Missouri transfer Keon Lawrence has some academic work to make up at Seton Hall and thus he likely can’t apply for his hardship waiver until later this semester, meaning the earliest he could potentially play would be December or January.
“There was an issue about some grades not being accepted at Seton Hall,” said Alif Muhammad, Lawrence’s advisor. “He’s going to have to make those three classes up.”
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.
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