LAS CRUCES, N.M.-Sophomore forward Troy Gillenwater is set to return to the New Mexico State men’s basketball team for the remainder of the 2009-10 season. He will make his first appearance against San Jose State, Saturday, Feb. 6.
The NM State compliance office was notified, Tuesday, Feb. 2, that Gillenwater was granted his eligibility for the 2009-10 season after an appeal to the NCAA was ruled in his favor.
“After a lengthy process, we are pleased to announce that Troy has been granted his eligibility for the duration of the season by the NCAA,” head coach Marvin Menzies said. “Obviously, Troy is very excited about the outcome and is looking forward to getting back on the court with his teammates.”
“We are very happy for Troy that this process is over,” athletics director Dr. McKinley Boston said. “We are very sorry that this has taken so long but in situations like this the NCAA does its due diligence.”