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Where Do CBB Analysts Have WVU in Early Preseason Rankings?



Tre Mitchell

College basketball analysts around the world are releasing their early rankings for the 2023-24 season. West Virginia with a different look has been difficult for people to judge.

Jon Rothstein: No. 36

Andy Katz: No. 25

Jeff Borzello: “Next in Line” No. 26-30

Joe Lunardi: 7-seed in bracketology

West Virginia returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in two years behind fifth-year seniors Erik Stevenson, Kedrian Johnson and Emmitt Matthews. With Stevenson, Johnson and Matthews out of eligibility, WVU’s coaching staff needed to dip into the transfer portal once again. The Mountaineers return big minutes from Tre Mitchell and Joe Toussaint. WVU also returns bench production from Kobe Johnson, Seth Wilson, Josiah Harris, Patrick Suemnick, James Okonkwo and Mohamed Wague.

WVU brings in a top-2 transfer portal class in the country with RaeQuan Battle (G – Montana State), Jesse Edwards (C – Syracuse), Kerr Kriisa (G – Arizona), Jose Perez (G – Manhattan) and Omar Silverio (G – Manhattan).

WVU’s Unofficial 2023-24 Basketball Roster:


RaeQuan Battle – Montana State transfer

Kobe Johnson

Kerr Kriisa – Arizona transfer

Jose Perez – Manhattan transfer

Omar Silverio – Manhattan transfer

Joe Toussaint

Seth Wilson


Josiah Harris

Tre Mitchell

Patrick Suemnick


Jesse Edwards – Syracuse transfer

James Okonkwo

Mohamed Wague

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