Xavier transfer London to play right away for Chattanooga

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Chattanooga forward and Xavier transfer Makinde London has received a waiver from the NCAA allowing him to play immediately for his new school rather than sitting out the 2016-167 season.

Chattanooga officials confirmed Friday night before the Mocs' season opener at Tennessee that the NCAA had granted London's request for a hardship waiver.

London, a 6-foot-10 sophomore from Nashville, Tennessee, averaged 1.6 points, 1.3 rebounds and 5.3 minutes for Xavier last season after redshirting in 2014-15. He was rated as a top-100 prospect by multiple recruiting services when he arrived at Xavier.

Chattanooga went 29-6 last season and won the Southern Conference's regular-season and tournament titles to reach the NCAA Tournament.

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