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Gabe Osabuohien Giving Back with 2nd Backpack Giveaway



Gabe Osabuohien
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Gabe Osabuohien, former WVU forward, is giving away school supplies to the kids in the state of West Virginia. Osabuohien constructed a back-to-school giveaway for kids that are in need of supplies.

Osabuohien is accepting donations and sponsorships. Dates will be set from Aug. 2-10 and will be given out in the St. Albans, Logan, Fairmont, Morgantown, Grafton, Roane and Glenville areas.

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“Excited to announce my 2nd backpack giveaway, last year was special can’t wait for this year! Please share and help and let’s make a difference together,” Osabuohien wrote on social media.

Last summer, Osabuohien gave away supplies in different areas of the state.

Osabuohien appeared in 35 games for the Cleveland Charge, the NBA G-League affiliate for the Cavaliers this past season. Osabuohien also appeared in a Canadian league, averaging 6.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 2.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.0 steals during his rookie season.

Osabuohien spent three seasons at West Virginia after transferring from Arkansas in 2019. The fifth-year senior appeared in 87 games from 2019-22, averaging 3.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.4 blocks. Osabuohien won a share of the 2022 Co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year award.

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