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EMU Transfer Noah Farrakhan Enrolls at West Virginia



EMU transfer Noah Farrakhan
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EMU transfer Noah Farrakhan has enrolled at West Virginia, WVU interim HC Josh Eilert announced on Tuesday afternoon. According to the University’s press release, Farrakhan’s eligibility status for the 2023-24 season will be determined at a later date.

“Noah is a combo guard with outstanding athleticism and a knack for scoring the basketball,” Eilert said. “In the open court, he’s as good as anyone in the country moving downhill. He’s very fluid with how he gets to the rim and how he finishes. He’s hard to stay in front of with his quickness and how active he is. Noah will bring high energy to our team.”

Farrakhan (6-foot-1) committed to West Virginia last Thursday.

Farrakhan is a multi-time undergraduate transfer, which by NCAA rule requires a waiver. Farrakhan is transferring from Eastern Michigan after starting his career at East Carolina.

Farrakhan’s recruitment was silent since he entered the transfer portal on April 5. West Virginia’s staff quietly made contact with Farrakhan, locking him into a commitment quickly. It is believed that West Virginia will get Farrakhan settled in for a year and play him for his two years of eligibility after. Farrakhan shows a lot of upside for a guard that has multiple seasons left.

The transfer guard appeared in 31 games for the Eagles, averaging 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Farrakhan shot 43% from the field and 24% from three. He recorded 14 games of 20 points or more during his EMU career. Farrakhan scored 19 points, six rebounds and three assists against Michigan in Nov. 2022.

Farrakhan is one of two Mountaineers that need a waiver to compete this season. WVU G RaeQuan Battle by way of Montana State needs a waiver for transferring multiple times during his undergraduate years. Battle’s waiver is currently being worked on by WVU’s staff.

Most recently, Omar Silverio had his waiver denied by the NCAA on Aug. 10. Silverio was preparing to play his fifth season of college basketball at West Virginia. By denying his wavier, the NCAA has ended Silverio’s collegiate career.

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