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Breaking: Amani Hansberry Becomes 2nd Illinois Transfer Commit to WVU



Amani Hansberry

Illinois transfer forward Amani Hansberry has committed to West Virginia on Sunday afternoon, joining teammate Sencire Harris in Morgantown. Hansberry, a 6-foot-8 forward has three years of eligibility remaining.

Hansberry made the announcement official on his social media accounts.

Hansberry spent one season at Illinois, averaging 2.4 points and 2.1 rebounds in 19 games during his freshman year. Hansberry ended the season strong by scoring eight points vs. UConn in the Elite-8. In his limited time played, Hansberry shot 45% from the field and 30% from three.

Hansberry has a connection to new associate HC Chester Frazier and he is familiar with West Virginia before Illinois. The Baltimore, Md. native was recruited under Bob Huggins’ staff back in 2022. Huggins watched Hansberry in person going into his senior year.

Hansberry is the third transfer WVU has landed so far this offseason with Tucker DeVries and Harris being the first two. WVU also has a high school commitment from former Drake signee KJ Tenner.

West Virginia has lost Josiah Harris (F), Seth Wilson (G), Patrick Suemnick (F), Kerr Kriisa (G), Jeremiah Bembry (G), Kobe Johnson (G) and Ali Ragab (C) to the transfer portal so far. The Mountaineers currently have just two scholarship players on roster from last season with Noah Farrakhan and Ofri Naveh.

WV Sports Now will keep you up to date on the latest transfer portal recruiting news for West Virginia.

West Virginia Basketball Transfer Portal Guide for 2024 Offseason

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