The UTC Men's basketball team received an immediate boost to its roster as Xavier transfer Makinde London's hardship waiver was granted by the NCAA. London is eligible to play in the Mocs opener at Tennessee Friday night.

London, a former 4-star high school recruit transferred to Chattanooga in the off season. London the 6-foot-10 220lb forward is a Nashville native and has three years of eligibility left.

When he transferred, ESPN Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman called London, "High-major talent."