Update: Vols transfer Eric McKnight denied by SEC


The following statement by Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall will serve as his only comment regarding Eric McKnight’s waiver status:

“We have been informed that Eric McKnight has been denied the graduate transfer waiver by the SEC. We pursued this issue through the proper protocol, and I respect the process. Although we are disappointed that Eric will not be joining our program, we are focused on moving forward.”

Rob Lewis of our media partner Volquest.com is reporting that
Transfer Eric McKnight has been denied a graduate transfer waiver from the SEC that he needed to be eligible this fall.

McKnight had been granted the waiver through the NCAA, but because he's a graduate transfer who had some disciplinary issues at his previous school, he had to also get a waiver from the SEC.

This waiver was denied, as was an appeal to the SEC. As a result, McKnight will not be a part of the Tennessee program this season.

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