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Florida students wear “FREE CHRIS WALKER” t-shirts (PHOTO)

Jan 14, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

Chris Walker is frustrated.

Billy Donovan is frustrated.

Now, it’s clear that Florida students are frustrated, too, with the NCAA’s handling of freshman forward Chris Walker’s eligibility.

In mid-December, Walker was officially accepted into Florida, but he hasn’t been granted eligibility by the NCAA, yet.

The NCAA is continuing to review Walker’s academic eligibility before making a ruling on whether he will be eligible or not. Since arriving on campus a month ago, Walker has only been allowed to practice with the team.

Considering Florida’s been an injury-riddled team for much of the year, having a talent like Walker in practice as another body certainly helps, but the Gators obviously need him on the floor in games. At the very least, he is growing as a player and becoming game-ready. 

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