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This morning brought some potential great news for the Mountaineers. West Virginia’s staff has reportedly contacted Oklahoma State transfer big man Moussa Cisse. Cisse won Co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year during the 2021-22 season. Cisse entered the transfer portal on Sunday. He joins former Oklahoma State teammates Avery Anderson and Kalib Boone to enter the portal within the last few days. Standing at 6-foot-10, Cisse averaged 6.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.9 blocks during his junior year. Cisse’s 1.9 blocks a game rank third on OSU’s all-time list. His 116 total blocks as a Poke rank ninth in program history despite Cisse playing in only 61 games. Cisse started out his collegiate career at Memphis, coming in as a 5-star prospect and top 10 in his class.
“Stillwater, I came to this city without knowing anything about it and I will never take for granted the two years that I’ve spent here,” Cissy wrote on social media. “The people, the fans and the love I received from Stillwater was one of the most amazing things I experienced. They pushed me to give everything I had, every night I played in GIA. These moments will continue to live with me forever! But everything comes to an end, and I will always consider myself and OSU Cowboy. After speaking with my family, I have decided to enter the transfer portal. I appreciate all the love and support the Cowboy fans gave me.
Cisse would be a great weapon to add to the Mountaineers. Despite being injured much of the past season, he came back to put down some insane stats. He would be an exceptional addition to the Mountaineer defense, but only time will tell if he will wear the Blue and Gold. The NCAA released a modification to the transfer portal in March stating that transfers have to sit out a year if they transfer multiple times. If the NCAA keeps their word, Cisse would have to sit out for the 2023-24 season if he doesn’t have a valid reason.