Boise State was hoping to have 6-8 Arizona transfer Emmanuel Akot available for the current basketball season but their final appeal has been denied.

Akot, a 5-star recruit in high school who signed with Arizona will now have to sit out the 2019-20 season but will have two full years of eligibility as a Bronco.

Boise State athletic director Curt Apsey released this statement concerning the NCAA's denial.

“The NCAA did not find the circumstances surrounding Emmanuel’s transfer unique and the committee upheld that decision on appeal. Coach Rice and I are disappointed with the decision and outcome of the appeal process,” said Curt Apsey, Executive Director of Athletics. “While we do not agree with the findings, we respect the rules by which we are governed and the fact that this decision is final. We will continue to support Emmanuel in every way to ensure he thrives as a student-athlete during his time here at Boise State and look forward to his future contributions to our men’s basketball program.”

Boise State resumes basketball action tomorrow night hosting UC Irvine at 7pm. in Extra Mile Arena.

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