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West Virginia Basketball Freshman James Okonkwo To Miss A Few Weeks With Injury

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As first reported by college basketball analyst Jeff Goodman, WVU freshman James Okonkwo will miss the first month of practice due to a broken bone in his foot.

What a month it has been for Okonkwo. The 17-year-old arrived on campus on Aug. 17 after reclassifying from the class of 2023 to the class of 2021. The former tennis player originally was going to redshirt his freshman season but was making the coaching staff second guess their decision.

“James is really playing well and he’s far and away the quickest guy off the floor and get to a lot of balls,” Huggins said on Monday. “I think the more and more I watched him, I was pretty well set with we were going to bring him in and redshirt him and get him bigger and stronger for the following year, but he’s playing really well.”

Okonkwo committed to West Virginia on June 24 after attending Beckley Prep. Hopefully, it is just a minor setback from the England native.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year with Blue Gold Sports — an USA Today credentialed outlet. He is from Cincinnati, OH.

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