West Virginia fifth-year senior Erik Stevenson has been fully cleared by the NCAA to participate in the 2022-23 season, as first reported by CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Stevenson has one year of eligibility left.
“First and foremost, Erik is a tremendous competitor,” WVU head coach Bob Huggins said in April. “He’s a very aggressive, tough and versatile player who can play many ways and in many different systems. Erik has a ton of experience, especially in the various leagues that he has played in. He will be an outstanding leader for us.”
Stevenson (6-foot-4, 205 pounds) will be looking to play for his fourth school in college. The Lacey, WA, native played at Wichita State for two seasons, then returned home to play at Washington, before playing for Frank Martin last season at South Carolina. During his sole season in Columbia, Stevenson averaged 11.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists on 33 percent shooting from three. Stevenson shot 98 percent from the free-throw line, missing only one free shot all year.
With Stevenson being cleared, West Virginia now has all 13 scholarship players on campus and ready to play. Last week, other transfers Emmitt Matthews Jr. and Tre Mitchell were cleared by the NCAA. Iowa transfer Joe Toussaint does not need a wavier from the NCAA since it’s his first time transferring.