By AARON BEARD
AP Basketball Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The NCAA has cleared North Carolina State's Braxton Beverly to play immediately after reconsidering an ineligibility ruling tied to summer courses the freshman took at Ohio State.
The NCAA issued a statement announcing the decision Tuesday, less than two hours before the Wolfpack hosted Bryant.
Beverly took two courses at Ohio State before a surprise late coaching change led him to seek his release. That triggered the designation as an undergraduate transfer instead of an incoming freshman, requiring him to sit this season before having four years of eligibility starting in 2018-19.
The NCAA recently denied an appeal, leading to the school's request for reconsideration last week. Spokeswoman Stacey Osburn declined to comment beyond the statement, which said the NCAA had granted Beverly a transfer waiver based on "additional information."