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Breaking: Former WVU F Emmitt Matthews Jr. Transfers Back to West Virginia

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The transfer portal chaos continues as West Virginia received a commitment from Emmitt Matthews Jr. on Friday afternoon. Matthews played at Washington this past season after transferring from WVU last offseason.

Matthews made the commitment official on his social media accounts.

During his sole year at Washington, Matthews (6-foot-7, 215 pounds) averaged 11.7 points and 4.7 rebounds. The Tacoma, Wa., native shot 43 percent from the field, 34 percent from three and 76 percent from the free-throw line. Matthews played 92 games for West Virginia, helping the Mountaineers reach the 2021 NCAA Tournament, earning a 3-seed.

Matthews will have one year of eligibility remaining. This marks the second time Matthews has transferred but he will not have to sit out due to being a graduate transfer.

Matthews is the third transfer that WVU’s coaching staff has been able to acquire from the portal. Over the last few weeks, WVU has picked up Erik Stevenson (South Carolina) and Joe Toussaint (Iowa), while getting JuCo transfers in Jimmy Bell Jr. and Mohamed Wague.

With the commitment from Matthews, West Virginia has filled out all of their roster spots for the 2022-23 season. WVU head coach Bob Huggins has made it apparent that they are not against the idea of adding another transfer from the portal. WV Sports Now will keep up to date with the latest recruiting and transfer portal news during the offseason.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. Ethan has covered WVU men’s basketball, football and recruiting for the past two years. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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