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.
What an NCAA source told SNY.tv was expected to happen has now happened.
Pitt’s Derrick Randall has received a waiver from the NCAA to play immediately, sources close to the situation confirmed to SNY.tv after it was reported by The Sporting News.
The 6-foot-9 Randall transfered from Rutgers following the Mike Rice fallout.
Randall is the third Rutgers player to be granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA, following Vincent Garrett at Green Bay and Mike Poole at Iona.
Rutgers transfer Eli Carter – who is now at Florida – is still waiting to receive a waiver from the NCAA to play immediately, but an NCAA source told SNY.tv yesterday he was expected to.
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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.