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Poll: Is WVU’s Basketball Roster Better Off After Mid-Summer Departures?



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WVU’s basketball roster has flipped multiple times over the offseason especially after the resignation of former HC Bob Huggins. West Virginia’s current coaching staff under interim HC Josh Eilert has brought in four new pieces after the transfer wave of departures in June.

Since Huggins’ resignation, West Virginia lost Tre Mitchell (F – Kentucky), James Okonkwo (F – UNC), Joe Toussaint (G – Texas Tech) and Mohamed Wague (F – Alabama) to the transfer portal but gained additions Akok Akok (F – Georgetown), Jeremiah Bembry (G – Florida State), Ofri Naveh (2023 F – Israel) and Quinn Slazinski (F – Iona/St. John’s)

**note: Omar Silverio’s college eligibility was ended by the NCAA, therefore he will not compete for West Virginia either

Is WVU’s basketball roster better off after mid-summer departures?

Overall, West Virginia has the second-best transfer portal class in the country, according to 247 Sports. Most recently the program secured a commitment from Georgetown forward Akok Akok. Akok averaged 6.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over 31 games for the Hoyas. He shot 46% from the field and 28% from three on 2.7 attempts per game and recorded three double-doubles last season against Coppin State, Villanova and Xavier. The Manchester, Nh. native had three games of five blocks or more.

West Virginia has one roster spot remaining for the 2023-24 season.

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