Morgantown, West Virginia – According to Jon Rothstein, the NCAA has made a ruling on the waiver of Jose Perez.
Perez, who transferred to West Virginia from Manhattan after his previous head coach was fired, averaged 18.9 points and 4.5 assists per game last season and was expected to step in as a major scoring threat for the Mountaineers this season.
However, it doesn’t appear that that will be the case now. The waiver was denied by the NCAA, which means they’ve ruled he is ineligible for this season but will get an extra year next season.
According to Rothstein, West Virginia plans to appeal and still hopes for eligibility midway through this season.
This is of course a huge setback for the Mountaineers if the decision remains the same.
Sources: West Virginia's Jose Perez has had his waiver denied by the NCAA, but has received an additional year of eligibility.
West Virginia plans to appeal for mid-year eligibility this season.
Perez is a transfer from Manhattan, who averaged 18.9 PPG and 4.5 APG last season.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) December 16, 2022