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Kentan Facey Ruled Eligible

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The freshman forward has been cleared to play by the NCAA and will have a full four years of eligibility.

Andy Lyons

Great news out of UConn today as the NCAA has cleared freshman forward Kentan Facey to play this upcoming season.

Facey had been trying to work out some issues with his high school credits and whether his college eligibility technically started a year early, but it appears those problems have been put to rest, as Facey broke the news himself on Twitter announcing his reinstatement, followed shortly afterwards by fellow freshman Terrence Samuel.

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The reports have since been confirmed by multiple media outlets, and it looks as if the 6-foot-9 Jamaican will be in UConn's lineup when the Huskies open the season on Nov. 8 against Maryland. Waterbury Republican-American beat writer Ed Daignault also reported that he will have a full four years of eligibility at UConn, which had been a major question mark as well.

This is obviously very good news for the Huskies, as Facey is expected to be a major contributor in the frontcourt rotation this season, and as we learned with Omar Calhoun last year, it's never a bad thing to have the best player in New York suiting up for your team.

In a release issued by the school, head coach Kevin Ollie had this to say: "I am so pleased and excited that everything worked out for this outstanding young man. It was great to see him go through this situation and persevere. He just kept working hard and believed in our university."

He went on to thank the university's compliance department, and said he feels a fair solution was reached.