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WVU F Quinn Slazinski Seeking Additional Year of Eligibility



Quinn Slazinski

Quinn Slazinski has settled in with West Virginia over the past two months. Slazinski is preparing for what could be his final season of college basketball. There is a chance the 6-foot-9 forward could have an additional year of eligibility after the 2023-24 season.

Last season at Iona, Slazinski suffered a season-ending injury, only appearing in seven games. For now, Slazinski just has one year of eligibility left.

“That’s something we’re actually trying to work on. We think there’s actually a really, really good opportunity, won’t speak too soon. Playing less than 30% of games and then having my season end to injury,” Slazinski told the media on Tuesday. “For right now, don’t want to lead any way, but my plan is to fully be back next year and play at West Virginia.”

West Virginia has dealt with a lot of waivers over the past calendar year. Jose Perez was denied twice and never ended up playing a game for the Mountaineers. Omar Silverio was denied and the NCAA ended his eligibility. Current WVU G Noah Farrakhan is sitting out due to transferring twice as an undergrad. Now the coaching staff is working with the NCAA to get Montana State transfer guard RaeQuan Battle cleared. Slazinski knew about WVU’s waiver issues and didn’t want to bring up the word.

“I didn’t want to say a word but it’ll be one of those things,” Slazinski joked.

Slazinski averaged 11.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists during his shortened season at Iona under Rick Pitino. Slazinski shot 43% from the field and 29% from three. Regardless if Slazinski has one or two years of eligibility, he’s just trying to enjoy his time at WVU.

“We have high-character kids. They’re the funniest kids I’ve ever met in my life. It’s just easy to hang out,” Slazinski said. “Whether it’s we go to the girl’s soccer game together, we go to Cheat Lake together. We just enjoy each other’s company. It just makes it easier.”

Slazinski will look to help out West Virginia’s frontcourt this season with Jesse Edwards, Akok Akok and Patrick Suemnick.

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