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Former West Virginia F Jalen Bridges Commits to Baylor



Former West Virginia forward Jalen Bridges announced on Wednesday morning that he is committing to Baylor. Bridges entered the transfer portal in March after the conclusion of the season.

Bridges made the announcement on Twitter.

Bridges also considered Alabama, Michigan State and Ohio State during his transfer portal recruitment, visiting schools and hosting in-home visits. Bridges visited Waco this week and was sold on what Scott Drew has to offer at Baylor.

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.

The 6-foot-7 forward 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 will have three years of eligibility remaining and will return to play against West Virginia a couple of times.

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