Villanova guard Tony Chennault, a transfer from Wake Forest, has been granted an NCAA hardship waiver and will be eligible to play for the Wildcats in 2012-13.
“The Chennault family has been dealing with so much this year,” Villanova coach Jay Wright said in a statement. “Tony’s mom has faced health issues and his brother, Mike Jay, died tragically earlier this month. We are grateful that the NCAA has taken these unique circumstances into account and I know Tony is excited about the opportunity to be on the court with us next season.”
Chennault averaged 9.2 points and 2.8 assists per game at Wake Forest in 2011-12 before transferring at the conclusion of the spring semester. The Neumann-Goretti product retains two seasons of college eligibility.