Will Barton declared eligible

Updated: August 24, 2010, 1:44 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Memphis freshman Will Barton has been declared eligible for the 2010-11 season, coach Josh Pastner said in a statement on Friday night.

"Obviously, we are very pleased with the decision from the NCAA that clears Will for competition this season," Pastner said. "We [university] continued to provide additional documentation to the NCAA for its review, which is part of its routine process."

Barton, a 6-foot-6 guard, averaged 20.8 points at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire in 2009-10.

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