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Source: West Virginia to Immediately Appeal NCAA Denial for Jose Perez’s Waiver



Jose Perez
The WVU bench, including Jose Perez, celebrate a play against UAB Dec. 10. (WVSN photo by Kelsie LeRose)

A source told WV Sports Now that West Virginia’s basketball program will immediately appeal the NCAA’s decision on Jose Perez’s waiver. The NCAA denied Perez’s eligibility for this season on Friday evening, as first reported by Jon Rothstein.

West Virginia will begin the appeal process on Friday night in hopes for Perez to play throughout the rest of the 2022-23 season. For now, Perez will be eligible for next season unless WVU wins the appeal.

WVU Basketball Transfer Jose Perez’s Waiver Denied by the NCAA

Perez committed to WVU in late October after his head coach Steve Masiello was dismissed at Manhattan. West Virginia got in contact with Perez just hours after his transfer portal entry and landed a commitment from him five days later.

Perez spent the last season at Manhattan, averaging 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. Before his time at Manhattan, Perez played for Gardner-Webb and Marquette.

Perez has one year of eligibility remaining.

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