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WVU’s Gabe Osabuohien Returns to Arkansas on Saturday



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As the Mountaineers travel to Fayetteville, AR this weekend for an out of conference matchup with the Arkansas Razorbacks, this will be a homecoming for WVU forward Gabe Osabuohien.

Osabuohien played for the Razorbacks his freshman and sophomore seasons under former head coach Mike Anderson. The Ontario native played 54 games for Arkansas, helping the team to an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2018.

When Anderson was fired by the university in 2019, Osabuohien was fielding his options. Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman was hired and Osabuohien stuck it out at first to see if he would enjoy the new style of play. After a few weeks, Osabuohien wasn’t feeling it and transferred to WVU.

Since arriving to West Virginia in August of 2019, Osabuohien has played three seasons at West Virginia, helping the Mountaineers achieve a No. 3-seed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. WVU fans know Osabuohien is one of the hardest competitors to ever suit up for the school, hustling on every play and giving it his all. In his fifth-year in college, Osabuohien is averaging 5.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game. Osabuohien just recorded his career high, scoring 17 points against Oklahoma, on Wednesday.

West Virginia and Arkansas are set to tipoff on Saturday, at 2 p.m. for the Big 12/SEC Challenge. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

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