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Pair of Former WVU Basketball Teammates to Reunite on Akron



WVU Basketball Seth Wilson

A pair of former WVU basketball teammates will be reuniting on the Akron Zips. Seth Wilson and James Okonkwo are transferring to Akron, per a report by Jeff Goodman of The Field of 68.

Wilson (6-foot-1), who decided to leave West Virginia after three seasons on March 26, averaged 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds on 38% three-point shooting during his junior year. The Lorain, Ohio native, stayed with the WVU basketball program during the transition from Bob Huggins to Josh Eilert, but entered the transfer portal after Darian DeVries was named head coach. Wilson joined WVU’s program in 2021 as a true freshman.

Wilson played in 82 games for West Virginia over three years for the Mountaineers.

As for Okonkwo (6-foot-8), he will play for his third different team in as many seasons. Okonkwo is transferring again after a disappointing season with North Carolina.

Prior to his lone year with the Tar Heels, he appeared in 31 games for the Mountaineers, averaging 2.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 11 minutes per game. Okonkwo received more playing time by Big 12 play after his breakout game against Texas Tech in Lubbock.

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