Now, Anthony Hickey may only face a final piece of red tape.
The former LSU point guard reportedly enrolled in summer classes at Oklahoma State on Friday. He’ll now seek an NCAA waiver granting him immediate eligibility.
The Tulsa World reported the Kentucky native’s move, but a spokesman for the school did not respond to request for confirmation and those close to the guard did not return messages seeking comment.
On Thursday, Anthony Hickey Sr., the player’s father, told The Advocate his son was visiting the campus.
Oklahoma State’s cutoff date to enroll for the current summer session was Friday, and its guidelines require instructor approval to sign up, according to the school’s registrar.
All Hickey, who averaged 9.4 points and 3.7 rebounds during his three seasons with the Tigers, needs is a “run off” waiver from the NCAA. Created two years ago, Hickey must show his departure from Baton Rouge was based on not being retained — he was told by LSU’s staff he would not be on the roster — and that he remains in good academic standing. After that, LSU would need to sign off that it doesn’t object to the request.
Anthony Hickey Sr. told The Advocate they expect LSU to fulfill its end of the bargain.
If that promise holds up, all that would remain is for the Cowboys to formally announce Hickey’s arrival.
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