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Breaking: WVU F Jalen Bridges Enters Transfer Portal

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West Virginia starter Jalen Bridges announced on Wednesday that he will be entering his name into the transfer portal. Bridges made it official on his social media accounts.

“Thank you Coach Huggins and the rest of the staff for giving me the opportunity to play for and represent West Virginia,” Bridges wrote in a tweet. “I appreciate everyone in the Mountaineer basketball family, my teammates, and Mountaineer Nation for the continuous support over the years. With that being said, I believe it’s in my best interest to enter the Transfer Portal. My recruitment is now open!”

Bridges, a Fairmont native, spent three years at WVU, playing in two seasons and 61 games. The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 8.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.7 blocks through 33 games this past season.

Bridges moved into the starting lineup halfway through the 2020-21 season after Oscar Tshiebwe left. Bridges helped the Mountaineers solidify their new lineup in the middle of the season as they earned a 3-seed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament.

Bridges joins Isaiah Cottrell as the second Mountaineer Isaiah Cottrell as the second Mountaineer to enter the transfer portal on Wednesday.

Bridges will have two years of eligibility remaining.

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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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