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Poll: Which WVU Basketball Departure is the Biggest Loss?



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West Virginia basketball has lost four players to the transfer portal in the last week Tre Mitchell (F), James Okonkwo (F), Joe Toussaint (G) and Mohamed Wague (F).

Which WVU basketball departure is the biggest loss?

Mitchell committed to Kentucky on Monday after one season at WVU. Mitchell appeared in all 34 games for West Virginia this past season. The Texas transfer averaged 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds on 47 percent shooting from the field and 36 percent shooting from three.

Okonkwo finished up his first full season at WVU, appearing in 31 games for the Mountaineers. Okonkwo averaged 2.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 11 minutes per game.

Toussaint entered the transfer portal on Friday, leaving WVU after one season. Toussaint transferred from Iowa after three years under Fran McCaffrey and inserted himself in a six-man role for Bob Huggins. Toussaint averaged 9.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists in all 34 games for the Mountaineers.

Wague spent the 2022-2023 season as Mountaineer after beginning his college career at Harcum College in Pennsylvania. He appeared in 28 games, averaging 4.1 points per game, 3.1 rebounds per game and shooting 74% from the floor. Like Toussaint, Wague isn’t ruling out a return to WVU.

Eilert will serve as interim head coach of the Mountaineers for the 2023-24 season. At the end of the year, Eilert will be evaluated and the University will conduct a national search with Eilert depending on his performance. Eilert is now making $1.5 million over the next 10 months.

WV Sports Now will keep you up to date with the latest on the WVU basketball departure players.

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