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NCAA clears UConn's Facey to play

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Updated: 10/25/2013 2:19 pm

Storrs, CT (Sports Network) - UConn men's basketball freshman forward Kentan Facey has been granted a waiver by the NCAA and will have a full four years of eligibility, beginning with the 2013-14 season.

There were questions about Facey's eligibility due to his schooling in Jamaica.

Facey grew up in Trelawny, Jamaica, and attended school at Long Island (N.Y.) Lutheran for the past two years.

"I am so pleased and excited that everything has worked out for this outstanding young man," UConn coach Kevin Ollie said Friday. "It's great to see him go through this situation and persevere. He just kept working very hard and believed in our university."

The 6-9 forward, who has been practicing with the Huskies throughout the preseason, was the N.Y. State Gatorade Player of the Year in 2012-13, after averaging 14.8 points, 13.0 rebounds, and 4.5 blocks per game.

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