Former New London High star Allan Chaney was granted a sixth season of eligibility in men's basketball by the NCAA.
Chaney, a High Point University forward, was informed of the NCAA's decision Thursday. Chaney joined High Point as a graduate student and previously attended Virginia Tech and the University of Florida.
On Wednesday, High Point was informed that Chaney received relief from the one-time-transfer exception rule. That made Chaney immediately eligible to play for it this season.
On Thursday, the NCAA informed the school that Chaney was granted an extension of eligibility, meaning he will also be able to play for High Point in 2013-14. NCAA Division I athletes typically have five years to complete four seasons of eligibility in a sport. However, due to Chaney's medical hardships throughout the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, the NCAA granted him a sixth year to use his eligibility.
Chaney experienced heart issues in 2010 and missed two seasons before being medically cleared to play in May 2012. He then transferred to Virginia Tech and sat out the 2009-10 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He experienced heart issues in 2010 and missed the following two seasons before being medically cleared to play in May 2012. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 2012 with a degree in apparel, housing and resource management.
- Day Staff Reports