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WVU Basketball Now Returning 10% of Scoring from Last Season



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After the recent transfer portal departures, West Virginia basketball is now returning 10% of scoring production from last season. WVU’s Seth Wilson, Kobe Johnson, Josiah Harris and Patrick Suemnick also return 14.2% of minutes to next year’s team.

Still at WVU as of July 8:

RaeQuan Battle (G), Jesse Edwards (C), Josiah Harris (F), Kobe Johnson (G), Kerr Kriisa (G), Omar Silverio (G), Patrick Suemnick (F), Seth Wilson (G)

Before Bob Huggins’ resignation following a DUI charge last month, the Mountaineers were returning 45.3% of scoring and 49.3% of minutes. This was a big improvement from the previous offseason but it looks to be heading towards the same amount of returning production. WVU found a perfect balance of retaining players and still getting significant transfer portal additions. Now that has been interrupted.

Over the last two weeks, West Virginia has lost Tre Mitchell (F), Joe Toussaint (G), Mohamed Wague (F), James Okonkwo (F) and Jose Perez (G). Perez was the only one to not play out of the five. Prior to Huggins’ resignation, the team lost Jimmy Bell (F), Jamel King (F) and Josiah Davis (G) to the transfer portal with Erik Stevenson (G), Kedrian Johnson (G) and Emmitt Matthews running out of eligibility.

West Virginia still has four transfers in the current class with Battle, Edwards, Kriisa and Silverio. WVU’s class is ranked No. 2 in the country by 247 Sports’ database. The four combined for 53 points per game on their respective teams. Granted they played at all different levels of the game so their averages could look different next year in the Big 12.

WVU’s staff is hosting Florida State transfer Jeremiah Bembry this weekend. Bembry is a 6-foot-6 guard who medically redshirted his freshman year. Bembry is a former three-star prospect out of high school. West Virginia is also recently in contact with Jahvon Quinerly (G – Alabama) and Malcolm Dandridge (F – Memphis).

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