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Western Kentucky’s Josh Anderson cleared by NCAA

The top-100 recruit is now eligible.

NCAA Basketball: Western Kentucky at Wisconsin Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Rick Stansbury has help on the way as his team enters the meat of the conference schedule, as the NCAA has ruled Josh Anderson eligible, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Rothstein.

Anderson was rated as the No. 60 overall recruit in the 247 Composite rankings. However, the freshman was ruled ineligible by the NCAA due to issues regarding his high school coursework.

With Anderson back in the mix, Western Kentucky adds another piece to an already talented roster. The Hilltoppers currently sit at 10-5 on the year, and have wins against Purdue and SMU on their resume.

They’re off to a strong start in Conference USA play as well. Western Kentucky has started off 2-0 with wins against Louisiana Tech and Southern Miss, and has climbed up to No. 78 overall in Kenpom. Their next two games against Marshall and Old Dominion will be a good test for the Hilltoppers.

It remains unknown if Anderson will play in either of those games, but he is traveling and available for Saturday’s game against Marshall, according to WBKO’s Chad Bishop.