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3 More Early Transfer Portal Entries Contacted by West Virginia’s Staff



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A source told WV Sports Now that West Virginia’s staff has reached out to transfer portal guards Jameer Nelson Jr. and Khalif Battle. Nelson played for Delaware this past season while Battle played at Temple.

TCU transfer big man Eddie Lampkin told Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers that West Virginia has reached out to him as well.

Nelson (6-foot-1) is the son of Jameer Nelson Sr., who played at St. Joseph’s and was a 14 year NBA veteran. Nelson Jr. played last season at Delaware averaging 20.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists as a redshirt junior. Nelson shot 45 percent from the field. The Haverfield, Pa. native started his collegiate career at George Washington. Nelson has two years of eligibility left.

Battle (6-foot-5) appeared in 27 games for Temple this past season. Battle was named to the All-AAC Team back in 2020-21. The Edison, Nj. native averaged 17.9 points on 41 percent shooting this past season. Battle has two years of eligibility remaining.

Lampkin (6-foot-11) has been deemed one of the top transfers to enter the portal this week. Lampkin left TCU last week before the Big 12 Tournament due to personal reasons within the program. Lampkin averaged 6.3 points and 5.9 rebounds on 55 percent shooting. Lampkin has heard from a good amount of Power-5 and Big East programs this week.

In the new era of college basketball, it’s hard to keep track of who’s recruiting who. Here’s an early list of who WVSN can confirm that WVU’s staff has been in contact within the last five days.

Nicolas Timberlake – Towson

• Chris Ledlum – Harvard

Robert Jennings – Texas Tech

• Khalif Battle – Temple

• Jameer Nelson Jr. – Delaware

• Eddie Lampkin – TCU

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