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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Appeal granted for J.J. Moore

By Eamonn Brennan
ESPN.com

Rutgers transfer J.J. Moore will join the Scarlet Knights on the court this season, the school announced Thursday.

Moore, a 6-foot-6 wing who played three years at Pittsburgh, transferred to Rutgers in part to be closer to his daughter and grandfather. His legislative relief appeal -- which allows transfers to become eligible immediately in the case of family illness or financial hardship -- was granted by the NCAA this week.

Moore's waiver is not the first eligibility issue to affect first-year Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan this offseason. In September, after a controversial initial rejection by the NCAA Eligibility Center, Iowa State transfer Kerwin Okoro was also granted legislative relief.

Rutgers is still awaiting a ruling on the status of incoming freshman Junior Etou and is seeking to replace a host of players who transferred in the wake of former coach Mike Rice's dismissal last spring.

Moore averaged 8.0 points in 18.7 minutes per game in 2012-13.