The NCAA on Thursday informed New Mexico State University that the waiver request for senior guard AJ Harris to play one more season has been denied.
The 5-foot-11 guard who started his college career at Ohio State before transferring to NMSU, played in just three games this past season for the Aggies due to a pair of injuries. He had sought a sixth year of eligibility due to the injuries.
“Last season definitely wasn’t what I wanted it to be, but nothing can take away from the memories I’ve made in Las Cruces as part of one of the best teams in the nation,” Harris wrote in a social media post on Thursday. “New Mexico State is a special place because of our basketball program and the fans that love us.”
It was a honor to be apart of New Mexico State!!! I really appreciate everyone that was behind me especially you aggies fans. I just want to say thank you for letting me be apart of the Aggie family!!! Much love and respect🙏🏾🖤 #AggiesWayOrNoWay pic.twitter.com/GpxrvfUuDD
— AJHARRIS12 (@FAMOUS_AMOS12) August 13, 2020
Harris had already used one redshirt season due to the transfer and NCAA sixth year hardship waivers usually only are granted when two seasons are lost due to matters beyond a player’s control, which do not include transfer sit out seasons.