SEC tweaks transfer rule

SEC LogoBy Parrish Alford

Daily Journal

DESTIN, Fla. – The big basketball news finalized Friday included an amendment to the SEC’s graduate student transfer rule.

The incoming player must still have two years of eligibility remaining, as has been the case.

However, as opposed to applying for a waiver, a school can look at certain criteria and decide for itself if the incoming transfer would be granted a waiver and would be declared eligible.

If the school judges its player eligible and the player, while enrolled within the SEC, does not meet certain criteria, the school could forfeit its right to by-pass the waiver process for three years.

Ole Miss basketball coach Andy Kennedy just signed two players in the spring who would be subject to this rule.