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UTEP’s McSwiggan Working Ahead for Next Season

Josh McSwiggan, a 6-7, 200-pound forward/guard and a former member of the Great Britain National Team was ready to make an impact for the UTEP Miners. But he never had a chance to play in a single regular season game.

But the NCAA denied McSwiggan’s appeal on his eligibility issue meaning he will not play for UTEP his entire Freshman year.

In England you have 13 years of grade school compared to 12 years in the U.S. which the NCAA considers a delayed enrollment. Because of this, McSwiggan lost a year of eligibility that he will not get back.

“I was like am I going to play?” McSwiggan said. “Am I not going to play? But I was really kind of broken about it because I just wanna play, that’s all it is.”

McSwiggan can still practice with the team, but will not be able to play until the 2016-2017 season.

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