Noah Farrakhan, West Virginia’s latest basketball commit, will need a wavier to compete in the 2023-24 season, a source tells WV Sports Now.
Farrakhan (6-foot-2) is a multi-time undergraduate transfer, which by NCAA rule requires a waiver. Farrakhan is transferring from Eastern Michigan after starting his career at East Carolina.
Farrakhan’s recruitment has been silent since he entered the transfer portal on April 5. West Virginia’s staff quietly made contact with Farrakhan, locking him into a commitment quickly. It is believed that West Virginia will get Farrakhan settled in for a year and play him for his two years of eligibility after. Farrakhan shows a lot of upside for a guard that has multiple seasons left.
The transfer guard appeared in 31 games for the Eagles, averaging 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Farrakhan shot 43% from the field and 24% from three. He recorded 14 games of 20 points or more during his EMU career. Farrakhan scored 19 points, six rebounds and three assists against Michigan in Nov. 2022.
Farrakhan scores the majority of his baskets at the rim and the left elbow. The Hillside, N.J. native uses his ability to drive into the paint and score from there. If not in the paint, Farrakhan is creating a mid-range shot. On defense, Farrakhan can create turnovers and won’t allow the defenders to catch up in transition.
Farrakhan is one of two Mountaineers that need a waiver to compete this season. WVU G RaeQuan Battle by way of Montana State needs a waiver for transferring multiple times during his undergraduate years. Battle’s waiver is currently being worked on by WVU’s staff.
Most recently, Omar Silverio had his waiver denied by the NCAA last Thursday. Silverio was preparing to play his fifth season of college basketball at West Virginia. By denying his wavier, the NCAA has ended Silverio’s collegiate career.
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