Former Ashe County Husky Tommy Spagnolo will get one more year to play college basketball as the NCAA granted his waiver request for a sixth year.

Spagnolo will return for one more season of hoops at Appalachian State University.

Last season, Spagnolo had his best year as a collegiate player, averaging 8.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game and finished second in the Southern Conference in field goal percentage, hitting 59.6-percent of his shots.

Spagnolo played in all 30 games last year and started in 18 of those contests. Spagnolo was a fixture of the Mountaineer starting lineup, particularly in SoCon play where he started the final 13 games of the season.

The senior continued to amp up his play down the stretch, recording a streak of six double-doubles in seven games, including a 23-point, 12-rebound performance against Western Carolina on Feb. 8.

Spagnolo also led the Mountaineers in blocked shots with 26.

It was a long journey to ASU for Spagnolo. After being a three-time all-conference player at Ashe County High School, Spagnolo signed with Radford University.