PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Following a reconsideration submission, Rutgers sophomore guard Kerwin Okoro (Bronx, N.Y.) has been granted a NCAA waiver for immediate eligibility for competition for 2013-14.
“I would like to thank the NCAA for granting me a waiver,” said Okoro. “I am very humbled by all the support I have received throughout the process, both from my basketball families at Rutgers and Iowa State. I look forward to working with my teammates and coaches to have a successful season. I feel very fortunate to be at Rutgers and close to my family. I can’t wait to play ball.”
“There are so many people to thank in regards to this important decision,” said Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan. “I am very grateful to the NCAA staff and subcommittee, our department of compliance, Iowa State University and our coaching staff for all of their support and hard work. Not only is Kerwin a fine basketball player, he’s an exceptional young man. We look forward to his contributions at Rutgers, both on and off the court.”