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Manhattan College Denies Playing Part in Jose Perez’s Waiver



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Manhattan College released a statement to ESPN on Saturday, responding to the report that they had a play in Jose Perez’s denied wavier.

“Manhattan College completed all of the required NCAA transfer forms requested by West Virginia University is a timely manner and did not object to Jose Perez’s waiver application. All further questions should be directed to WVU and the NCAA.”

Just an hour after Perez’s waiver was denied by the NCAA on Friday night, Jeff Goodman of Stadium reported that Manhattan had a say in the 24 year old’s wavier not going through.

Perez spent one year at Manhattan, becoming the program’s best player during his short time. The Bronx, New York native averaged 18.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists. The guard shot 40 percent from the field, 26 percent from three and 80 percent from the free-throw line. Perez left the program in late October when head coach Steve Masiello was dismissed from his duties. West Virginia recruited Perez hard during his five day stay in the transfer portal and Perez enrolled to WVU for the spring.

Now, WVU will submit an appeal for the NCAA’s decision to decline Perez’s waiver. If passed, Perez can play with West Virginia for the remainder of the 2022-23 season and complete his college eligibility. If the decision stands, Perez has the option to play for the Mountaineers in the 2023-24 season.

WV Sports Now will keep you up-to-date with Perez’s waiver.

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