Jeremiah Francis Eligible Immediately

Isabel Gonzalez

Jeremiah Francis is officially eligible to play in the 2020-21 season, per release.

The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team was told Friday afternoon that the waiver filed by the University of North Carolina on their behalf has been approved. Francis entered the transfer portal in April and announced his commitment to the Lobos on May 8.

The 6-foot point guard averaged 15.3 points and 5.1 assists as a sophomore at Pickerington Central High School in Ohio. He sat out during his junior and senior years due to knee injuries. Francis played 16 games with the Tar Heels, three of those as a starter, averaging 13.6 minutes, 3.3 points and 1.6 assists per game.

“Besides the happiness and excitement I feel for him and his family, I also am incredibly thankful to all of the people at UNC who supported him, including Coach Williams,” said UNM head coach Paul Weir on a statement. “I also want to thank the work of many here at UNM, including Eric Schultz in our compliance office, as well as the NCAA for its outstanding guidance throughout this process.”

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