Canty departs Marshall
HUNTINGTON — Marshall star point guard Kareem Canty won an appeal Friday and will be allowed to transfer to another college with no restrictions.
Canty, a 6-foot-1 redshirt freshman who led the Herd in scoring with 16.3 points per game last season, had requested his release several times since the season ended but had been denied by Marshall’s athletic department. The unofficial explanation was that no men’s basketball player was going to be released until Marshall hired a new basketball coach.
That prompted Canty to request an appeal.
The appeal was heard on Friday morning by a three-person panel composed of Marshall staff members who aren’t employed in the athletic department. Canty’s appeal was granted by unanimous decision.
That means Canty, who was an All-Conference USA third-team selection last season, will be permitted to transfer to any college he chooses. Unless an athlete transfers down from NCAA
Division I to a lower classification, he normally has to sit out a year as a transfer. But Canty is expected to file for a hardship waiver based on family-oriented circumstances that would permit him to transfer to a college closer to his home in Harlem, N.Y.
If the NCAA approves the hardship waiver, Canty would be eligible immediately.
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