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Former WVU Player Truck Bryant Retires From Basketball



Following several years of professional basketball, former WVU guard Darryl “Truck” Bryant has officially retired from the game. Bryant made the announcement via social media, on Thursday night.

“I want to thank my family, friends, coaches, and teammates first! Don’t even know where to start but the game of basketball meant the world to me and still do! Just a kid from Brooklyn, NY from the trenches that traveled to 12 different countries to play and also won three championships,” Bryant wrote in an Instagram post. “I wanted to go back to play but I thought this was the best decision for me and my family!”

Bryant played for West Virginia from 2008-12, under head coach Bob Huggins. He was part of the 2010 Final Four team, which earned the program’s second appearance in its history. Through 135 career games for the Mountaineers, Bryant averaged 11.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 0.9 steals per game.

Following his career at West Virginia, Bryant went on to play overseas in Austria, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Finland, Uruguay, Qatar, Bulgaria, and Georgia. Bryant won three league championships during his professional career. In 2015, the New York native led the Czech Republic National Basketball League in scoring.

Bryant now looks forward to his post-basketball career, as a business owner and podcast host.

“I own three businesses right now and I will pursue that and not basketball anymore,” Bryant said. “My daughters will finally get to see me when they want and that’s what I enjoy the most!”

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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