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Source: Jose Perez Out at West Virginia Due to Academic Reasons



Jose Perez

Jose Perez is no longer with West Virginia’s men’s basketball team due to academic reasons, a source tells WV Sports Now. National reporter Adam Zagoria and the famous burner “Trilly Donovan” have been on top of the story as well.

Perez has been away from the team over the past couple of days. Things started to circulate mid-week and picked up all day. As of Saturday night, Perez is no longer with WVU.

Perez re-opened his recruitment in July after Bob Huggins resigned. Perez committed back to Josh Eilert’s staff but will not play a game for West Virginia.

Perez (6-foot-5) transferred to West Virginia in late October after Manhattan head coach Steve Masiello was let go two weeks before the season started. Perez committed to WVU within days of entering the portal in hopes to play this past season. The Bronx, NY native sat out the entirety of the 2022-23 season after being denied a waiver by the NCAA. Perez last played in the 2021-22 season with Manhattan, averaging 18.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists. Perez shot 40 percent from the field. Perez was named the Preseason MAAC Player of the Year.

WVSN will continue to update Perez’s situation as it goes on.

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