- Feb 12, 2009
VCU transfer and Richmond native, Joe Bamisile, announced the NCAA has denied his immediate eligibility for this upcoming season. A Monacan High school product, Bamisile explained his decision to return home, which some speculated could earn him a hardship waiver that would grant him immediate eligibility for this upcoming season.
“I am very sad to announce that the NCAA denied my waiver to play basketball this year at VCU,” Bamisile said. “From an outsider perspective, I am another collegiate student-athlete moving from school-to-school. In reality, I transferred home to VCU because my father had open heart surgery, and since then has survived tw major life-threatening scares. This past year, the NCAA approved my waiver to participate at the University of Oklahoma because at my previous institution (George Washington University), I struggled with severe anxiety and self-isolation, and I needed a new environment to address my mental health challenges.”
Transfers only recently were...