Edmead's waiver denied by the NCAA
Merrimack guard Malik Edmead had his eligibility waiver denied by the NCAA. Edmead will remain ineligible this season as a transfer student but will have two years of eligibility remaining starting next season.
Edmead began his career at Merrimack and transferred to Albany last season, where he utilized the NCAA's one-time transfer waiver and did not have to sit out a transfer season. There was hope that Edmead would receive a waiver from the NCAA to receive immediate eligibility because he was transferring back to his original institution.
"Right when (Albany's) year ended, he went into the portal, and he reached out to me," Merrimack coach Joe Gallo said. "He openly admitted he made a mistake, and he'd love to be back. I love Malik. He was a great player for us and he has matured. I've known Malik since he was 16 years old. He was a very young commit for us. He was legitimately 17 as a freshman. He still has the same game, but it's better because he's older. He's so much more mature as a person.
"He'll be fine either way. We had a good talk and if he doesn't get it, he spends the whole year working out and he still has two years to play. He's in a good place."