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Timeline of Chaotic Calendar Year for WVU Basketball



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WVU Basketball has had quite the last calendar year of good news and bad news, a rollercoaster as Josh Eilert called it on Tuesday. With West Virginia moving on from Eilert and conducting a national search, let’s see how we got here.

3/2/23: Manhattan transfer Omar Silverio commits to WVU

3/16/23: West Virginia falls to Maryland in first round of NCAA Tournament

3/20/23: WVU F Jamel King enters transfer portal

3/24/23: WVU G Josiah Davis enters transfer portal

4/2/23: Jose Perez opts-in for fifth season, returning to West Virginia

4/5/23: Arizona transfer Kerr Kriisa commits to WVU

4/7/23: Joe Toussaint opts-in for fifth season, returning to West Virginia

4/12/23: Tre Mitchell opts-in for fifth season, returning to West Virginia

4/16/23: Syracuse transfer Jesse Edwards commits to WVU

4/26/23: Montana State transfer RaeQuan Battle commits to WVU

4/28/23: WVU C Jimmy Bell enters transfer portal

5/8/23: Bob Huggins says anti-gay slur on Cincinnati radio show

5/10/23: Bob Huggins suspended for three games, contract reduced by $1 million

5/28/23: WVU still recruiting transfer portal, hosts Tennessee transfer Olivier Nkamhoua and others

6/16/23: Bob Huggins arrested in Pittsburgh for driving under the influence

6/17/23: Bob Huggins resigns as head coach

6/22/23: WVU F Tre Mitchell enters transfer portal

6/23/23: WVU G Kerr Kriisa re-enters transfer portal

6/23/23: WVU G Joe Toussaint enters transfer portal

6/24/23: West Virginia University promotes then-assistant Josh Eilert to interim HC

6/25/23: Kerr Kriisa exits transfer portal, committing to Josh Eilert

6/26/23: WVU F Mohamed Wague enters transfer portal

6/26/23: WVU F James Okonkwo enters transfer portal

7/2/23: Josh Eilert announces new assistants Da’Sean Butler, Alex Ruoff and Jordan McCabe

7/5/23: WVU G Jose Perez re-enters transfer portal

7/9/23: Florida State transfer Jeremiah Bembry commits to WVU

7/20/23: Iona/St. John’s transfer Quinn Slazinski commits to WVU

7/22/23: Jose Perez exits transfer portal, returning to West Virginia

7/28/23: Ofri Naveh commits to WVU from the 2023 class

8/10/23: WVU G Omar Silverio’s transfer waiver denied by NCAA

8/11/23: Georgetown transfer Akok Akok commits to WVU

8/17/23: Eastern Michigan transfer Noah Farrakhan commits to WVU

9/30/23: Jose Perez and WVU part ways, Perez re-enters transfer portal

10/23/23: WVU G RaeQuan Battle’s transfer waiver denied by NCAA

10/27/23: WVU F Akok Akok collapses on floor in exhibition game, out with medical issue

10/31/23: WVU G Kerr Kriisa suspended nine games for receiving impermissible benefits while at Arizona

11/2/23: 2024 G Carmelo Adkins commits to WVU

11/6/23: West Virginia begins regular season with eight scholarship players available

11/10/23: WVU loses buy game to Monmouth, 73-65

11/21/23: WVU G RaeQuan Battle’s transfer waiver appeal denied by NCAA

12/6/23: Akok Akok returns to floor, makes WVU debut

12/6/23: West Virginia loses to Pitt in the Backyard Brawl for the first time since 2012

12/13/23: RaeQuan Battle takes stand in court for multi-time transfers vs. NCAA

12/13/23: Judge John P. Bailey issues temporary restraining order against NCAA’s transfer eligibility rules, RaeQuan Battle and Noah Farrakhan are now eligible to play

12/16/23: Kerr Kriisa and Noah Farrakhan make West Virginia debut

12/16/23: WVU C Jesse Edwards fractures right wrist vs. UMass

12/20/23: RaeQuan Battle makes West Virginia debut

12/20/23: WVU loses buy game to Radford with last-second shot

1/13/24: WVU upsets then-No. 25 Texas, 76-73

1/20/24: WVU upsets then-No. 3 Kansas, 91-85

1/27/24: Jesse Edwards returns from injury off the bench vs. Oklahoma State

3/9/24: West Virginia loses to Cincinnati for 22nd loss, most in single season in program history

3/12/24: Cincinnati ends WVU’s season in opening round of Big 12 tournament

3/13/24: WVU AD Wren Baker announces national search for new head coach, moving on from interim Josh Eilert

3/24/24: WVU selects Drake’s Darian DeVries as next head coach


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