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Report: WVU’s Toby Okani Officially Withdraws Name from NBA Draft



Toby Okani

On the final decision day for college basketball players to remove their names from the upcoming NBA draft, one of West Virginia’s newest additions has decided to return to school. WVU G Toby Okani is officially removing his name from the draft poll and will play his final season with the Mountaineers in 2024-25, per Jeff Goodman and the Field of 68.

“Toby is poised to have a great senior year,” WVU HC Darian DeVries said in a press release. “He’s a very versatile defender. He rebounds the ball at a high rate and has the ability to finish above the rim and will really excel in our transition offense. I just love the flexibility he will give us at both ends of the floor!”

Okani, 6-foot-8, committed and signed with West Virginia in late April. Okani visited West Virginia, St. Bonaventure, LSU and Virginia during his recruitment.

Okani averaged 11.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.0 blocks through 33 games. Okani shot 39% from the field, 32% from three and 57% from the free throw line. Okani’s best performance of his senior year included a 31-point performance against Drake and new WVU HC DeVries.

The Orange, Nj. native has one year of eligibility remaining. Okani began his career at Duquesne for his first two seasons.



  1. Nazmo King

    May 30, 2024 at 9:29 am

    Sheesh I didn’t know this guy was flirting with going to the NBA! We’re pretty thin with big men to begin with here.

  2. Mountaineer Bloodlines

    May 30, 2024 at 12:19 pm

    6’8” Guard? If that’s not the tallest guard in the Big 12 I’d be surprised.

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