Lincoln Park transfer Nick Aloi won't miss his entire junior basketball season after all.
On the advice of the PIAA's attorney, the WPIAL Board of Control reconsidered the start date it set for the sophomore's one year of ineligibility, said executive director Tim O'Malley. The WPIAL board had decided that Aloi's penalty would begin April 23, the date of his hearing. Now, the start date was moved retroactively to Jan. 21, the day Aloi transfer from Ellwood City.
The PIAA cautioned that use of the hearing date instead of the transfer date was not allowed in this situation and could complicate Aloi's pending appeal.
“The PIAA convinced our attorney that based on the fact that the (hearing-date option) is not necessarily in the bylaw, but something we've certainly done in the past, (Aloi) may get the (entire penalty) thrown out on a technicality,” O'Malley said. “To avoid getting thrown out, the board voted 15-1 to amend that (start date).”
The WPIAL board revised its decision by conference call, O'Malley said. The amended decision was mailed Thursday to Lincoln Park, a charter school in Midland, Beaver County.
Under the WPIAL revision, Aloi would miss the start of next basketball season, but the 6-foot guard would be available for the final weeks of section play and the playoffs.
As a freshman, Aloi was a 15-point scorer for Ellwood City. He lost his entire sophomore season to knee surgery.
In a hearing last month that lasted more than two hours, the WPIAL decided his transfer was motivated at least partially by athletics. Aloi has asked the PIAA to overturn that decision.
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