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Breaking: WVU Basketball Receives Commitment from Manhattan Transfer G Omar Silverio



Omar Silverio

West Virginia basketball is getting an early start to the transfer portal recruiting, receiving a commitment from Manhattan G Omar Silverio.

Silverio made the announcement official on his social media accounts on Thursday.

“God always has a plan. Ready to come in and play for a Hall of Famer [in] coach Huggins,” Silverio wrote.

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.

West Virginia will have three guaranteed spots open with fifth-year seniors Erik Stevenson, Kedrian Johnson and Emmitt Matthews all running out of eligibility.

WV Sports Now will keep you up to date with West Virginia’s transfer portal recruitment.

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