In test of new PIAA rules, Roman Catholic’s Greer ruled ineligible for state playoffs

Roman Catholic’s Lynn Greer, seen in a game against Carroll last year, had his request for a waiver to participate in the postseason denied by the PIAA. (DFM file)

By Matthew DeGeorge

The 2019 PIAA Class 6A tournament will take place without one of the stars of the 2018 postseason.

Roman Catholic guard Lynn Greer III is ineligible for the tournament after an application for a hardship waiver was rejected, according to several officials with the PIAA.

Though Roman Catholic is still exploring legal avenues around the ruling, the PIAA’s stance is that the star guard is ineligible for district and inter-district competition. He can play for the Cahillites as they pursue a second straight Philadelphia Catholic League title, in which they open play as the top seed Friday. But he is ineligible for the District 12 placement game and for the PIAA tournament.

The 6-3 junior point guard transferred last spring to Oak Hill Academy, a national basketball power and boarding school in Virginia. But he never settled in there and returned to Roman before the 2018-19 season began without playing a game for Oak Hill.

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