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WVU’s Basketball Staff Reaches Out to Pair of Talented Transfers



Olivier Nkamhoua
Tennessee Athletics

WVU’s basketball staff has reached out to Montana State transfer guard Raequan Battle and Tennessee transfer forward Olivier Nkamhoua, a source tells WV Sports Now.

Battle (6-foot-5) entered the transfer portal this week, leaving Montana State after two years. Battle began his collegiate career at Washington. Battle started in all 35 games this past season, averaging 17.7 points on 47 percent shooting from the field, 35 percent from three and 83 percent from the free throw line. The Tulip, Wa. native scored 27 points against Kansas State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Battle was named to the All-Big Sky First Team during his senior year.

Battle did play with former WVU G Erik Stevenson during his time at Washington.

Nkamhoua (6-foot-8) started for the Volunteers this past season, as the team made the Sweet-16. Nkamhoua averaged 10.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists through 36 games. Nkamhoua shot 51 percent from the field. Nkamhoua played four seasons for Tennessee.

Nkamhoua has been linked to Michigan for a few days now.

Both Battle and Nkamhoua have just one year of eligibility remaining.

West Virginia is out of the runnings for Iowa State transfer Caleb Grill and Pitt transfer John Hugley as of Thursday. Grill committed to Missouri and Hugley committed to Oklahoma, after WVU mutually canceled his visit to Morgantown.

WVSN will keep you up to date with the latest transfer portal recruiting for West Virginia basketball.

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