Duke's Jefferson receives medical hardship waiver

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke forward Amile Jefferson will be able to play for the Blue Devils next season.

The school said Friday that the Atlantic Coast Conference approved his medical hardship waiver, which makes him eligible to play this coming season.

Jefferson played only nine games last season before breaking his right foot in December. He averaged 11.4 points and 10.3 rebounds, and in his absence, Duke effectively went with a six-man rotation.

The high-energy forward has started 68 of 115 career games with the Blue Devils, averaging 6.1 points and 5.7 rebounds and shooting 62 percent from the field.