Appeal granted for J.J. Moore

Updated: September 26, 2013, 4:31 PM ET
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.

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