June 13, 2013
NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion University head basketball coach Jeff Jones announced today that the waiver request for an additional season of competition for Donte Hill has been denied by the NCAA.
"The circumstances of the case did not warrant relief from the legislation," says Jones. "Obviously, this news is disappointing to our staff and team and of course to Donte. He had a short, but successful career at ODU and more importantly will earn a degree in sociology in August. We know he has a bright future ahead of him. "
Hill, a 6-4 guard, transferred to Old Dominion from Clemson in 2011-12. He played in 23 games as a freshman for the Tigers and in one practice scrimmage as a sophomore prior to transferring. He played the past two seasons for the Monarchs, starting in 28 games in 2012-13, while averaging 8.2 points and four rebounds per game. He scored a season high 16 points at Murray State, and helped the Monarchs upset Northeastern (the CAA leader) in the season finale by pumping in 15 points.
Hill was named the Player of the Year of the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools his senior year at the Norfolk Collegiate School.