Sunday, May 11, 2008
Lucas-Perry Granted Extra Year
Michigan freshman guard Laval Lucas-Perry was granted another year of eligibility by the NCAA, giving him three and a half seasons to play with the Wolverines. He will have to sit out the first half of next season after transferring from Arizona last winter. "I'm surprised, and I'm thankful,'' Lucas-Perry told the Ann Arbor News. "It's just a dream come true.'' His father, Laval Perry, did not what to expect when the NCAA made its decision. "We thought Laval deserved that year back, but it wasn't our decision,'' Perry said. "But we're just elated with the NCAA's decision. Words can't describe how we feel right now.'' Lucas-Perry, a Michigan native, played just five games with the Wildcats, deciding to leave after interim head coach Kevin O'Neill took over the program during Lute Olson's leave of absence. He averaged 4.0 points and 1.6 rebounds at Arizona.