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WVU Players React to Emmitt Matthews Jr. Returning to the Mountaineers



It’s safe to say that the return of Emmitt Matthews Jr. caught a lot of people off guard. Many didn’t expect the Washington transfer to come back to West Virginia.

Many of Matthews’ teammates reacted to the news on Twitter and Instagram.

Matthews replied to his new teammate.

Many other friends and teammates commented on Matthews’ Instagram post.

“Be great🖤,” Jalen Bridges said.

“🔥🔥🔥,” Malik Curry said.

“That’s tough 🔥,” WVU WR Bryce Ford-Wheaton said.

During his sole year at Washington, Matthews (6-foot-7, 215 pounds) averaged 11.7 points and 4.7 rebounds. The Tacoma, Wa., native shot 43 percent from the field, 34 percent from three and 76 percent from the free-throw line. Matthews played 92 games for West Virginia, helping the Mountaineers reach the 2021 NCAA Tournament, earning a 3-seed.

Matthews will have one year of eligibility remaining. This marks the second time Matthews has transferred but he will not have to sit out due to being a graduate transfer.

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