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Former WVU F Jalen Bridges Returning to Baylor for Senior Year



Jalen Bridges

Former WVU F Jalen Bridges announced on Wednesday night that he will be returning to Baylor to play his senior season. Bridges tested the NBA draft waters and even considered playing professional in Australia.

“Let’s get it,” Bridges wrote on Twitter.

Bridges has two years of eligibility remaining. With more teams in the Big 12 and the traditional round robin gone, Bridges’ return trips back to Morgantown are unknown.

The Fairmont native will join a new-look Baylor team next season highlighted by a top five high school class, Toledo guard RayJ Dennis and VCU guard Jayden Nunn through the transfer portal.

Bridges attended Fairmont Senior High School, contributing to consecutive West Virginia State Class AA Title appearances. Bridges was a 4-star prospect coming out of high school, committing to WVU and staying home. Bridges spent two seasons playing at West Virginia, becoming a full-time starter for a year-and-a-half. Bridges averaged 7.3 points and 4.2 rebounds through 61 games for the Mountaineers.

Bridges entered the transfer portal in March 2022, leaving WVU for Big 12 and national champion Baylor. Bridges averaged 10.3 points and 5.6 rebounds on 50 percent shooting from the field. The Fairmont native returned to Morgantown to play his former school back in January. Bridges recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

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