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Waiver Status for Heath

The Hoyas need Jay Heath this season.
The Hoyas need Jay Heath this season. (

All summer Georgetown and Jay Heath have waited on pins and needles to learn whether the latter will be available in games for the former during 2022-23. As of right now, he hasn't received it.

Why would it be necessary to secure a transfer waiver allowing Heath to play immediately? A 2019 graduate of DC's then-Woodrow Wilson high school, Heath initially attended Boston College ('19-21), before headed to Arizona State for the subsequent season, deciding to return home and heading to Georgetown , where he arrived this June.

In the current NCAA environment, players can transfer without a penalty - automatically avoiding having to sit out for a year, practicing but not playing with the team - only once. Each subsequent transfer, a player must accept that hefty penalty, if a NCAA waiver is not granted.

Heath, the Hoyas led by head coach Pat Ewing and the rest of Hoya Nation are on pins and needles with the situation; an aggressive guard with size, Heath plays both ends of the floor and is an x-factor scorer, one that can make it happen on three levels, outside of the scheme.

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