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Breaking: WVU F James Okonkwo Enters Transfer Portal



James Okonkwo

West Virginia forward James Okonkwo announced on Monday night that he is entering his name into the transfer portal. Okonkwo spent two seasons at WVU.

“I would like to thank the players, staff and fanbase that have supported me for the last two years at WVU for molding me into the player I am today. As of today I am entering my name into the transfer portal. Thank you for everything and I will always cherish my time at WVU,” Okonkwo wrote.

Okonkwo (6-foot-8) finished up his first full season at WVU, appearing in 31 games for the Mountaineers. Okonkwo averaged 2.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 11 minutes per game. Okonkwo received more playing time by Big 12 play after his breakout game against Texas Tech in Lubbock.

Okonkwo will be overseas this summer training for the U20 Great Britain team. The FIBA U20 Men’s European Championship tournament runs from July 7-16 in North Macedonia.

Okonkwo joins big man Mohamed Wague as the second transfer portal entry on Monday. Wague is entering his junior year as well.

Okonkwo has two years of eligibility remaining but could eventually be granted a third year after only participating in three games his freshman season.

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