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Boys' basketball: Landon Drew gets waiver to play for Fairfax

November 21, 2010 |  9:45 am

In a decision that will have a big impact on City Section basketball, junior guard Landon Drew has been granted a hardship waiver by City Section Commissioner Barbara Fiege and will be eligible immediately to play for Los Angeles Fairfax after transferring from Woodland Hills Taft.

Fiege denied a hardship waiver to another junior transfer, Brendyn Taylor from View Park Prep. He'll have to sit out the season on varsity, though he's expected to appeal.

Drew started last season as a sophomore at Taft, and Fairfax needed a point guard to go along with its young big men.

Update: On Monday, Fiege said student privacy rights prevent her from discussing the case. "He was granted a waiver based on hardship," she said. "There will never be an explanation, not on a hardship."

-- Eric Sondheimer