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West Virginia Hosts 2022 JUCO F Mohamed Wague Over the Weekend

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Over the weekend, West Virginia basketball hosted 2022 JUCO F Mohamed Wague. Wague spoke with WV Sports Now about his experience during his time in Morgantown.

“It was very exciting the amount of stuff they have to offer is just off the charts,” Wague told WV Sports Now.

Wague (6-foot-10, 200 pounds) has been a JUCO prospect that the West Virginia staff has put a high priority on. The Bamako, Mali, native averaged 14.8 points, 11.9 rebounds and 2.9 blocks through 35 games. The forward shot 65 percent from the field. Wague helped Harcum CC (PA) to a 32-3 record as a freshman. Wague will have three years of eligibility remaining.

For Wague, West Virginia felt different to him, in a good way.

“I really like how they are united, they do everything as a family,” he said.

Wague has received interest from Wichita State, BYU, San Jose St and others over the last couple of weeks.

The team currently only has one big man in James Okonkwo and could use a few bigs for the 2022-23 season. Last season, the Mountaineers struggled in the paint offensively and defensively. WVU finished 352nd in the country in defensive rebounding and 328th in two-point attempts. The team is losing Pauly Paulicap, Dimon Carrigan and Gabe Osabuohien to graduation while losing Isaiah Cottrell and Jalen Bridges to the transfer portal. Bob Huggins and his staff could use some size.

South Carolina transfer Erik Stevenson also made the trip to WVU over the weekend with Wague. Stevenson is a highly regarded transfer looking to end his colligate career with. After Wague’s visit to Morgantown, the program will host another big man in Jimmy Bell Jr. on April 14. Bell (6-foot-10, 280 pounds) has been in talks with head coach Bob Huggins and assistant coach Ron Everhart.

Wague could bring some much-needed abilities if he decides to come to West Virginia. WV Sports Now will keep up to date with the latest recruiting and transfer portal news during the offseason.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. Ethan has covered WVU men’s basketball, football and recruiting for the past two years. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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