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Former WVU Point Guard Jordan McCabe Announces Transfer to UNLV

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Former West Virginia point guard Jordan McCabe announced he will transfer to UNLV via Twitter Thursday afternoon.

McCabe entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal just two days following the end of WVU’s season last Tuesday. 2020-21 was McCabe’s third season as a Mountaineer. He averaged 2.2 points and 1.4 assists in 28 games, including five starts. He played 10.9 minutes per game.

As a freshman out of Kaukauna, Wisconsin in 2018-19, McCabe started the season on the bench, becoming a starter in the second half of the year. He averaged a career-best 5.8 points and 2.5 assists in 35 games, starting 15. He also averaged a career-high 18.5 minutes.

He saw his role decrease in 2019-20 with the emergence of then-freshman Miles “Deuce” McBride, while also struggling through a season-long shooting slump. McCabe played just 13.5 minutes per game in 31 games, 29 starts, and averaging 3.1 points and 1.6 assists. He shot 31.1% from the floor and 20.9% from deep. His role decreased even more this season as McBride replaced him in the starting lineup.

UNLV finished with a 12-15 record this season, 8-10 in Mountain West conference play. With the NCAA’s blanket eligibility waiver for this season, McCabe could have as many as two seasons of eligibility remaining.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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[…] Mountaineers are in need of ball-handlers heading into the 2021-22 season after backup point guard Jordan McCabe transferred to UNVL last month and starter Miles “Deuce” McBride’s status is up in the air as […]

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