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Why No. 5 Virginia got immediate eligibility for Alabama transfer Braxton Key

Why No. 5 Virginia got immediate eligibility for Alabama transfer Braxton Key
Published On: Tue, Oct 23
Feb 28, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Charlotte 49ers guard Braxton Ogbueze (1) brings the ball up the court during the first half against the Rice Owls at Tudor Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

AlabamaA transferA Braxton KeyA has been granted a waiver that will give him immediate eligibility for theA Virginia CavaliersA this season.

Key transferred away from the Crimson Tide after the 2017-18 basketball season, citing a desire for a change of scenery. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

As a sophomore last season, Key averaged 7.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.4 blocks per game for the Tide. He played in only 25.2 minutes per contest, however, down from nearly 30 he saw as a freshman. He played in 26 games overall but started in only 17, due in large part to a knee injury that impeded his usage for much of the early going.

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