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Arizona’s Akinjo immediately eligible after waiver

NCAA Basketball: Georgetown at Texas

Nov 21, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Georgetown Hoyas guard James Akinjo (3) dribbles as Texas Longhorns guard Matt Coleman III (2) defends during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona guard James Akinjo has been granted a waiver by the NCAA and will immediately be eligible after transferring from Georgetown.

The decision announced Tuesday gives Akinjo two years of eligibility left.

A 6-foot guard, Akinjo was the Big East freshman of the year in 2018-19 after averaging 13.4 points and 5.2 assists. Akinjo appeared in seven games for the Hoyas last season before opting to transfer.

The Oakland, California, native arrived in Tucson last spring and was able to practice with the Wildcats.

Akinjo could play a key role on a team that lost three freshmen who declared early for the NBA draft.