The NCAA allows transfers to play immediately if a few specific things apply to the student-athlete making the move. The hardest of ways to be granted immediate eligibility is to file one of the few waivers the NCAA has available — which, most of the time, is denied for the sake of the NCAA’s misguided idea of amateurism.
Besides that, there is the much simpler way of being already graduated.
Since Coron Williams has already graduated, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons must be as happy as a toddler in Chucky Cheese. The school has announced that the guard — who formerly played for the Robert Morris Colonials — has officially transferred to their school and will be immediately eligible to play for them in the upcoming season.
Williams will be joining a team who is desperate for some quality shooters. Last season, as a redshirt junior, Williams shot a tad over 40 percent from the floor, although it may be his 3-point abilities that make Wake Forest smile the most as he shoots over 42 percent for his career from beyond the arc.
Not only will Williams be expected to be a productive member of the Demon Deacons, but with a slew of guards absent on the roster, he might have an outside shot of earning a starting gig.
To be fair though, it is far too early to speculate what kind of role Wake Forest envisions him in, or if he is there primarily to take pressure off of some of the returnees as well as bringing in some leadership.
Joe is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @JosephNardone