June 18, 2012
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Villanova guard Tony Chennault, a 6-2 transfer from Wake Forest, has been granted a hardship waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible to play for the Wildcats in 2012-13, it was announced today.
Chennault transferred from Wake Forest at the conclusion of the spring semester so that he could be near his Philadelphia home to assist his family. The NCAA has approved Chennault's request, allowing him to be on the active roster in 2012-13. The product of Neumann-Goretti High School in Philadelphia retains two seasons of college eligibility.
"The Chennault family has been dealing with so much this year," stated head coach Jay Wright. "Tony's mom has faced health issues and his brother, Mike Jay, died tragically earlier this month. We are grateful that the NCAA has taken these unique circumstances into account and I know Tony is excited about the opportunity to be on the court with us next season."
Chennault averaged 9.0 points and 2.8 assists in 2011-12 at Wake Forest.