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Kam Woods’ eligibility waiver denied by NCAA; NC State will appeal

It’s looking like Woods won’t be on the court this season.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 04 CAA Tournament North Carolina A&T vs. Stony Brook Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It wasn’t terribly surprising yesterday to learn that transfer guard Kam Woods had his waiver for immediate eligibility denied by the NCAA. Not that it’s ever easy to predict what the NCAA is gonna do, but after watching other players have so much trouble getting this waiver approved, I figured Woods’ odds of success were slim.

NC State will appeal this ruling, of course, but there’s no telling how long that might take and there doesn’t seem much short of public outcry and the threat of legal action to get the NCAA to flip on these decisions.

State is Woods’ third D-I school, after beginning his career at Troy and playing last year at NC A&T. A&T changed coaches during the offseason, which is a big part of Woods’ argument for playing at State right now. Seems good enough to rubber stamp a waiver approval as far as I’m concerned, but alas.