Sports
9:43 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Basketball Transfer Won't Suit Up for WKU Men this Season

WKU forward Michael Bradley has been denied a hardship waiver by the NCAA that would have made him eligible to play this fall for the Hilltopper basketball team. Bradley is a 6'10'', 225 pound native of Chattanooga, Tenn., who transferred earlier this year from Connecticut.

The NCAA decision is a blow to WKU, whose coaches had hoped to have Bradley for the upcoming season.

Bradley says he left UConn to be closer to his hometown and his grandmother, who has cancer.

Bradley's transfer also comes as UConn is suffering from its players' poor academic performances. The NCAA recently announced the Huskies will not be able to take part in next season's March Madness postseason tournament.

Bradley hasn't played since his senior season of high school at Tyner Academy in Tennessee.

WKU athletic director Todd Stewart says the school has appealed the NCAA decision regarding Bradley's eligibility, and hopes to get an answer soon.

If the ruling is upheld, Bradley would be eligible to suit up for the Hilltoppers in the 2013-2014 basketball season.