WVU Basketball Announces Signing of Manhattan Transfer Omar Silverio
WVU’s basketball program officially introduced Manhattan transfer guard Omar Silverio on Thursday afternoon. Silverio signs with West Virginia after committing to the program on March 2.
“Omar is a very experienced player who will give us length and versatility on the perimeter. He’s an outstanding defender with great physicality. Omar is another guy who will allow us to spread the defense with his 3-point shooting ability,” WVU head coach Bob Huggins said in a press release.
Silverio (6-foot-3) last played at Hofstra during the 2021-22 season, averaging 10.9 points and 3.3 rebounds. The native of the Dominican Republic shot 37 percent from the field and 36 percent from three. Silverio left Manhattan after head coach Steve Masiello was dismissed just weeks before the season started, just like current Mountaineer Jose Perez. Silverio started his collegiate career at Rhode Island.
Silverio has one year of eligibility left. It was reported by national writer Adam Zagoria in March that Silverio will need a waiver to play in the 2023-24 season.
“West Virginia, top school in the country. Man, it’s a dream come true to me, to be honest,” Silverio told WV Sports Now in March.
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West Virginia has officially signed four out of their five transfer portal additions with Silverio, Perez, Kerr Kriisa and Jesse Edwards. Montana State transfer RaeQuan Battle committed to WVU last Wednesday.