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Thompson cleared by NCAA to play immediately

November 17, 2010

Following this afternoon’s game against Madonna University, EMU announced that the NCAA has approved sophomore guard Derek Thompson’s hardship transfer request from Southeast Missouri State, and he will be eligible to play immediately for the Eagles. Charles Ramsey said,

“I’m proud and very thankful of the efforts of our compliance staff, but it’s all about the young man. We are extremely excited to have Derek Thompson on our squad. He is a great young man and a gifted basketball player and will be a valuable addition to our program.”

Thompson had been practicing with the team, and is expected to see his first game action in just three days, when the Eagles take on Canisius this Saturday afternoon.

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