Ben Frederickson wrote:Evansville transfer Dru Smith might be the best college basketball player on the Tigers’ roster at the moment. Not the best NBA prospect. And not the best in terms of potential as a college player. But the best college player right now. And it looks like the guard who averaged 13.7 points and 4.6 assists last season is going to have to sit this season.
Frederickson goes on to cite half a dozen other transfers who were granted waivers of the transfer rule, and calls on UE to drop any objections it might have raised.
I will note this whole story is predicated on one "source close to the player" who says Evansville was not cooperative. But there is also no evidence Evansville was even asked. As usual with the NCAA, their decisions are about as transparent as the average cartel.
https://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns ... 840e0.html
hat tip to JoJo Gentry, who linked this on Twitter a bit ago.