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Mountaintop View 4-13-20

Transfer ruling, Harris declares, Lewis trending, COVID group, swimming.

NCAA Basketball: Mountain West Conference Tournament- Wyoming vs Nevada Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Monday and we are back at it bringing you Mountain West content from around the web and original posts from our writing staff. Check below for this week’s kickoff.

Immediate Eligibility on the way.

After lots of talk around the sports blogs and twitterverse, this should finally become a reality. For many players, this has already been a reality through hardship wavers, although some with legitimate cases were denied. Transfers have already been at an all-time high, now the playing field will be even. It is expected to pass and begin the 2021-2022 season.

Harris entering the draft.

Jalen Harris announced his decision over the weekend to enter the NBA draft. He has not hired an agent, so he has preserved his ability to return for his senior season if he wishes. If he stays, he will become one of the top players in men’s college basketball after a strong junior campaign.

Lewis (re)starting a trend.

Falcon Cornerback Zane Lewis will graduate from the academy this month and be one of the first to benefit from the decision to delay military service and obtain a waiver to pursue a professional athletic career. It’s a win for the athletes and the hope is that is brings greater exposure to the military academies that they too can produce talent.

NCAA establishes COVID group.

Swimming All-Americans

On the horizon:

  • Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup, filled with the latest news and offers.
  • Coming Tuesday: Another edition of The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. This one previews MWC Defensive Linemen
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: Over/Under Predictions for the 2020 Season