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West Virginia Moves to No. 2 in the Country in Transfer Additions

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Following the signing of Texas transfer Tre Mitchell on Friday morning, West Virginia has moved up to No. 2 in the country in transfer additions per EvanMiya.

EVANMIYA’S TRANSFER PORTAL RANKINGS:

1. LSU

2. WEST VIRGINIA

3. FLORIDA

4. MIAMI 

5. MISSOURI

6. ARIZONA STATE

7. BRYANT

8. GEORGIA

9. OHIO STATE

10. UAB

For those wondering, the next Big 12 school in the rankings is Texas Tech at No. 12. West Virginia clears the Big 12 rankings.

“We’re looking for some guys who can score. We want to be able to score the ball,” WVU head coach Bob Huggins told WV MetroNews back in April. “Historically, West Virginia basketball has been teams that can score the ball. We certainly let that tradition down a year ago. We need some guys that can score.”

West Virginia has picked up four players in the transfer portal in Erik Stevenson (USC), Joe Toussaint (Iowa), Emmitt Matthews Jr. (UW) and Mitchell (Texas). Stevenson and Matthews both averaged double-figures in points, while Toussaint averaged 4.3 points off the bench for Iowa.

The coaching staff adjusted from last offseason to this offseason. They wanted guys that know what it is like to play at the Power-5 level. Each player brings a different skill to West Virginia. Stevenson gives the team scoring, Toussaint brings defense and doesn’t turnover the ball much, Matthews brings leadership and familiarity back to WVU and Mitchell gives the team an impactful big man.

EvanMiya.com ranks Toussaint and Mitchell as a 5-star transfers, while Stevenson and Matthews are 4-star transfers.

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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. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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