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West Virginia Mountaineers Men's Basketball: Jonathan Holton's Waiver Denied

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The NCAA denied Holton's appeal to play in the current season.

This is not a happy man tonight
This is not a happy man tonight
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In a statement released by the University on Thursday evening, it was revealed that any hopes that Palm Beach State Community College transfer Jonathan Holton's appeal to the NCAA to play this season for the Mountaineers has been denied.

"I know Jonathan is disappointed by not being able to compete this season, but he has had a terrific attitude in practice and will use this redshirt season to work on his game and become a better basketball player," says Huggins. "We look forward to Jonathan having two full seasons of eligibility remaining." - WVUSports.com

There had been increasing hope and optimism that Holton would be granted the waiver in the last two weeks. Holton had previously played one season at Rhode Island where he won multiple weekly awards for his play in the Atlantic 10.

So, for now, the #FreeHolton campaign is officially over and we'll have to wait to see him in action next season.