The 6’9″ forward transferred out of North Carolina to deal with unspecified health issues facing his family.
He hoped the NCAA would reinstate his eligibility on this account; however, he failed to realize institutions only care about the interests of institutions (and not individuals). Just think of the horror universities would have to face — retaining these “amateur” athletes after they signed them.
Stepheson will redshirt this year and have 2 years of eligibility left at USC.
Stepheson must sit out season after appeal to play immediately denied [ESPN]