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Jesse Morgan to meet with NCAA on Monday over eligibility

[/BYCREDIT]Jesse Morgan, who transferred to Temple in May, will meet with the NCAA on Monday to determine if he is eligible to play basketball, according to CBS Sports. The Olney High guard was dismissed from UMass in April and has one year of eligibility remaining, which must be used this season. The meeting on Monday, according to the report, will determine if Morgan’s dismissal was unnecessary. In order to use his last year of eligibility, Morgan needs the NCAA to waive the one year he is required to sit out after transferring and also dismiss the fact that he did not attend classes in the spring. The NCAA requires that all student athletes progress toward their degree each semester. Morgan, a 6-foot-5 guard, sat out his freshman season due to being academically ineligible. He is nicknamed “The Takeover” and averaged 13.4 points in 14 games last season. He suffered a season-ending torn ACL in January.

Jesse Morgan to meet with NCAA on Monday over eligibility

UMass’ Jesse Morgan, right, battles for the ball against Providence’s players Sidiki Johnson, left, and Brice Kofane during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
UMass’ Jesse Morgan, right, battles for the ball against Providence’s players Sidiki Johnson, left, and Brice Kofane during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

 

[/BYCREDIT]Jesse Morgan, who transferred to Temple in May, will meet with the NCAA on Monday to determine if he is eligible to play basketball, according to CBS Sports.
The Olney High guard was dismissed from UMass in April and has one year of eligibility remaining, which must be used this season. 
The meeting on Monday, according to the report, will determine if Morgan’s dismissal was unnecessary. 
In order to use his last year of eligibility, Morgan needs the NCAA to waive the one year he is required to sit out after transferring and also dismiss the fact that he did not attend classes in the spring. The NCAA requires that all student athletes progress toward their degree each semester.
Morgan, a 6-foot-5 guard, sat out his freshman season due to being academically ineligible. He is nicknamed “The Takeover” and averaged 13.4 points in 14 games last season. He suffered a season-ending torn ACL in January. 

 

Jesse Morgan, who transferred to Temple in May, will meet with the NCAA on Monday to determine if he is eligible to play basketball, according to CBS Sports.

The Olney High guard was dismissed from UMass in April and has one year of eligibility remaining, which must be used this season. 

The meeting on Monday, according to the report, will determine if Morgan’s dismissal was unnecessary. In order to use his last year of eligibility, Morgan needs the NCAA to waive the one year he is required to sit out after transferring and also dismiss the fact that he did not attend classes in the spring.

The NCAA requires that all student athletes progress toward their degree each semester.Morgan, a 6-foot-5 guard, sat out his freshman season due to being academically ineligible. He is nicknamed “The Takeover” and averaged 13.4 points in 14 games last season. He suffered a season-ending torn ACL in January. 

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