The NCAA has denied Alabama's appeal seeking immediate eligibility for Villanova transfer point guard Jahvon Quinerly.

Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats and athletic director Greg Byrne announced the NCAA's Committee for Legislative Relief's decision on Monday. It came out a few hours before Alabama's game with Florida Atlantic.

Quinerly is a 6-foot-1 point guard and former five-star recruit in the class of 2018.

He played in 25 games for Villanova as a freshman last season.