Orlando Sanchez gets NCAA waiver

Updated: February 28, 2013, 6:54 PM ET
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

The NCAA has granted St. John's Orlando Sanchez a waiver and the junior will be allowed to play for the Red Storm next season.

Sanchez had been declared ineligible by the NCAA after the organization determined that, at age 24, he had used up his four years of eligibility.

"It's big news. I can play next year. I'm so happy," Sanchez said Thursday in a statement released by the school. "I'm going to call my grandma right now and tell her the great news. I'm going to tell them, ...

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