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Breaking: WSU Transfer Joseph Yesufu Commits to WVU, Reunites with DeVries

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Joseph Yesufu

On Sunday night, WVU Basketball received a transfer commitment from Washington State guard Joseph Yesufu. Yesufu reunites with WVU HC Darian DeVries as he becomes the 10th player for the 2024-25 season.

Yesufu visited Morgantown over the weekend and made his commitment official.

Yesufu (6-foot) played this past season at Washington State. Yesufu appeared in six games, averaging 6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists. The Bolingbrook, Il. native has played at Drake and Kansas. Yesufu played under DeVries at Drake from 2019-21. Yesufu helped the Bulldogs to the 2021 NCAA Tournament, averaging 12.8 points. Yesufu transferred to Kansas after Drake and was a part of the 2022 National Championship team.

Yesufu has one year of eligibility remaining.

Yesufu becomes the seventh transfer WVU has picked up this offseason, joining Tucker DeVries (G – Drake), Sencire Harris (G – Illinois), Amani Hansberry (F – Illinois), Toby Okani (F – UIC), Eduardo Andre (C – Fresno State) and Javon Small (G – Oklahoma State).

West Virginia has lost Josiah Harris (F), Seth Wilson (G), Patrick Suemnick (F), Kerr Kriisa (G), Jeremiah Bembry (G), Kobe Johnson (G), Ali Ragab (C) and Noah Farrakhan (G) to the transfer portal.

The transfer portal entry window closed on May 1. Players just needed to be entered by then and can extend their recruitment as long as they want to.

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

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. BobbyKMo

    May 13, 2024 at 1:40 am

    I’m sure DeVries knows what the kid can do, but why only 6 games @ WSU?

  2. Lumyr

    May 13, 2024 at 8:02 am

    Missed the rest of the season with an injury

  3. jackson five

    May 13, 2024 at 8:17 am

    now that college sports has gone pro with schools openly bidding for players, it’s quickly time to accept,,get rid of non revenue sporst, maybe keep soccer and wresling, and of course keep fB , BB an baseball ,,, sorry it’s now a prof. org, and profit makeing situation. so good bye to all the girls sports unlessthey make money,, we just won’t be able to compete with the big name schools…andmaybe can’t anyway,, Day of OSU, wants 13 million dollars a yr just to remain competitive,, can we compete,, don’t think at that level

  4. Nazmo King

    May 13, 2024 at 1:55 pm

    Sounds to me like a backup option – Maybe like the rough equivalent to Seth Wilson🥹💁‍♂️

  5. jackson five

    May 13, 2024 at 6:37 pm

    again, let’s face it,,, small isn’t coming,, now , move on, make sure ,now, that we have a good point guard on the team,,this new guy is always hurt,and it’s probably a wasted scholarship,,, but , imo, we need to focus on a good big man, and a good point guard,, we let some good players that was on the team last yr, get away from us and we probably will have to fill their slots with lessor players,,

  6. Fred Zara

    May 15, 2024 at 12:38 pm

    Still wondering IF the Ok. State guard signed with WVU …??? And …..are we playing a 5 guard system ….??

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