The Virginia Tech basketball team picked up some great news on Tuesday when the NCAA overturned their previous suspension of sophomore forward Jarell Eddie. Eddie will now be available to play when the season begins on November 12 against East Tennessee State.
Eddie was suspended in March due to a violation of athletic department rules and was suspended because he didn’t finish enough credits during the spring semester, thanks to the suspension. However, the suspension was overturned because Eddie has made enough progress towards his degree after taking summer classes this year.
Playing in 27 games as a true freshman last season, Eddie averaged 2.9 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. He scored 17 points in both meetings with Wake Forest.
Now that he has been cleared to play when the season begins, Eddie has a very good chance of earning the starting small forward position on this year’s team. He could also see some time at power forward, along with true freshman Dorian Finney-Smith and r-senior J.T. Thompson.
In other basketball news, true freshman point guard Marquis Rankin had surgery on his left knee last week to clean up cartilage damage. He is expected to miss 6-8 weeks of action.
Virginia Tech begins practice this Friday, October 15.