Report: NCAA clears Arsalan Kazemi to play for Oregon this season
Rice transfer Arsalan Kazemi will be eligible to play for Oregon this season, according to CBSSports.com.
Oregon coach Dana Altman was told Kazemi, a 6-foot-7 native of Iran, had received a waiver from the NCAA to play for the Ducks this season.
Kazemi, a three-year starter, was among six Rice players to leave coach Ben Braun’s program since the end of the 2011-12 season. Former Rice teammate Omar Oraby received his waiver to play at USC last week.
Kazemi should bolster Oregon’s ability to compete with Pac-12 favorites Arizona and UCLA, and receive an NCAA tournament bid. He averaged 12.1 points and 10.3 rebounds per game last season.