A high school basketball standout in Alabama will be allowed to play after all.
That's after Circuit Court Judge Sonny Reagan on Friday granted an emergency motion filed by player Maori Davenport’s parents, according to WBRC-TV.
Her parents asked that the court review the facts surrounding their daughter’s case and restrain the Alabama High School Athletics Association from stripping the star student athlete of her eligibility, WBRC reported.
Davenport is eligible to play pending a hearing before the judge and is expected to take the court when the Charles Henderson Lady Trojans play Ozark’s Carroll High School Friday night.
Davenport, a senior at Charles Henderson High School in Troy, had been ruled ineligible by state high school officials after receiving an $857.20 check from USA Basketball, which has been repaid.
Earlier this week, the suspended prep player addressed Alabama’s Republican and Democratic caucuses about her situation, and several lawmakers have urged state high school officials to reinstate her.
The 6-foot-4 Davenport told The Associated Press while she and her parents visited the Alabama Statehouse that she doesn’t believe she did anything wrong.