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West Virginia Conducts Zoom Call with UCLA Transfer Mac Etienne



Mac Etienne
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West Virginia has concluded a Zoom call with UCLA transfer forward Mac Etienne on Friday afternoon, a source tells WV Sports Now. 

Etienne is entering his redshirt sophomore season and has three years of eligibility remaining. Etienne entered the transfer portal on May 11, the last day for underclassmen to enter without needing a waiver. Etienne is eligible for the 2023-24 season.

Etienne (6-foot-10) appeared in 32 games for head coach Mick Cronin and the Bruins. Etienne averaged 1.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and shot 45% from the field in 6.8 minutes. The New York native recorded 10 points in 13 minutes against UNC Asheville in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Etienne suffered a torn ACL injury back in October 2021, resulting in a medical redshirt season during the 2021-22 year.

West Virginia’s staff is currently trying to retool their current roster after enduring a late wave of departures hitting the transfer portal. The Mountaineers currently have nine players on the roster as of July 14 with four spots to fill: RaeQuan Battle (G), Jeremiah Bembry (G), Jesse Edwards (C), Josiah Harris (F), Kobe Johnson (G), Kerr Kriisa (G), Omar Silverio (G), Patrick Suemnick (F) and Seth Wilson (G).

Edwards and Suemnick are currently the only players in the frontcourt. Etienne landing at WVU would help bring another big body to the team.

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