Miami’s Rodriguez Won’t Apply For Waivers

Wildcats_Angel_Rodriguez_2013When Angel Rodriguez announced he was leaving Kansas State and transferring to Miami, the first question everyone had regarded a potential waiver. Would Rodriguez be eligible to play immediately for the Hurricanes, without sitting out a year?

It turns out, Rodriguez and Miami are not even waiting for an NCAA decision: the point guard will sit out.

Head coach Jim Larranaga spoke to the media on Friday regarding the situation:

“I should let everybody know that when Angel contacted us and made the decision to transfer here, in one of our very first conversations, Angel shared with me, that he was struggling with injuries that he sustained during his two years in college. One was a wrist injury, and one was a very serious tendinitis in his knee. When we had him visit with our trainer Wes Brown, Wes felt that it was so severe that he took him to our team doctors. They did x-rays and MRI’s, and eventually shut him down the entire summer.

Source: Jeff Borzello, CBS Sports