The NCAA has approved yet another waiver request for a transfer, this time for former Ohio State guard DJ Carton.
This week, Carton was granted a waiver to play at Marquette immediately with three years of eligibility remaining.
The news came two months and two days after announcing his transfer from Ohio State to Marquette back on April 15, with his new school officially announcing his immediate eligibility on Wednesday afternoon.
BREAKING: The NCAA has granted @DJCarton a waiver and he is immediately eligible to play for #mubb in 2020-21 after transferring from Ohio State. Averaged 10.4 ppg. in 20 appearances last season and has three years of eligibility with MU. pic.twitter.com/cPYlZ7rI6Y
— Marquette Basketball (@MarquetteMBB) June 17, 2020
As a freshman last year at Ohio State, Carton played just 20 games before taking a leave of absence from the program on January 30 due to mental health issues.
“After talking to my family, teammates, and coaches I have decided it is best at this time to temporarily step away from the Ohio State basketball program,” Carton said in a statement. “In making this decision I felt it was important to be transparent as to why I’m taking this break. I have been suffering with mental health issues for a couple years.
“I have been going through a lot. I’m disappointed to say I’m not 100% right now. I am not doing my teammates justices if I don’t work on this now.”
After a return home, Carton made his way back to campus in February to take classes, but never rejoined the basketball team.
Following the season, the former Buckeye officially entered the transfer portal on Marcy 19.
Prior to his departure, Carton averaged 10.4 points, 3.0 assists, and 2.3 rebounds in 23.9 minutes per contest.
This marks yet another case of the NCAA approving a case for transfers this offseason, including the likes of Johnny Juzang, Keyshawn Feazell, and Kaosi Ezeagu this offseason. They have also been flexible with waivers for the likes of Arizona State punter Michael Turk, who was able to return to school after going undrafted and unsigned in the 2020 NFL Draft.
While the NCAA makes decisions on a case-by-case basis, it’s becoming quite apparent that they are trying to do right by the student-athletes after such a chaotic and difficult few months due to the coronavirus. To this point, every athlete that has had a legitimate argument with the NCAA has been approved.
The cases may be different, but the results should not be, specifically with Olivier Sarr’s waiver request.