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Ohio State Transfer Luther Muhammad Lists WVU in Top Five

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Ohio State sophomore Luther Muhammad has interest in transferring to West Virginia, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.

Muhammad (6-foot-3, 185) started 28 games at guard for the Buckeyes this season, averaging 7.0 points and 2.3 rebounds. He had 59 assists to 49 turnovers and nabbed 32 steals.

Muhammad shot 37.4% from the floor and 37.5% from three last season. He made 36 of 96 threes, more than any Mountaineer last season. His shooting percentages would rank fourth and first among WVU’s perimeter players from last year. His 59 assists would also top the team.

The Buckeyes climbed as high as No. 2 in the nation last season but finished the year at No. 19 with a 21-10 record (11-9 Big 10). OSU would have played Purdue in the first round of the Big 10 Tournament.

Muhammad scored 10 points and had three assists when WVU upset then-No. 2 Ohio State in late December last season. He scored over 20 points twice last season, 24 against Nebraska and 20 against Penn State.

Muhammad entered his name into the transfer portal at the beginning of April. The other teams in his top five are Seton Hall, Arizona State, UCLA and New Mexico.

The Pirates finished last season at No. 15 with a 21-9 record (13-5 Big East). They had four seniors on last year’s team, three guards.

The Sun Devils had a 20-11 record (11-7 Pac 12) last season. They only had one senior graduate, but just picked up Portland State grad transfer Holland Woods yesterday afternoon.

The Bruins went 19-12 (12-6 Pac 12) in 2019-20. They had three seniors but just grabbed Kentucky transfer Johnny Juzang.

The Lobos went 19-14 (7-11 Mountain West) last season. They had one lone senior.

West Virginia currently has one scholarship available for next season with the transfer of Brandon Knapper to Eastern Kentucky. Muhammad would have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

WVU just recently lost out on Radford guard Carlik Jones, who chose to transfer to Louisville.

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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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