Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia alumni team Best Virginia will take the court against Virginia Dream on Sunday, July 24 at the Charleston Coliseum in the TBT, a single-elimination, winner-takes-all tournament for a $1 million prize.
Kaleb Wesson, a talented 6’10 forward who played at Ohio State and has played professionally since graduating, was scheduled to play with Best Virginia. However, he has backed out and will no longer be a part of the team.
Now, Best Virginia is searching for Wesson’s replacement and the team has apparently zeroed in on who they want to fill in for him.
Former West Virginia Mountaineers forward Gabe Osabuohien.
The official Best Virginia social media account released the following message last night: “Unfortunately, Kaleb Wesson was unable to play with us at the last moment. We wish him well!
But it does leave a space open, and we have an idea who could fill it…if y’all agree…” with Osabuohien tagged in the comment.
Unfortunately Kaleb Wesson was unable to play with us at the last moment. We wish him well!
But it does leave a space open, and we have an idea who could fill it … if y’all agree 👀 @loadyg__ pic.twitter.com/07AbQvZjeT
— Best Virginia • Final Fourcast Podcast (@finalfourcast) July 15, 2022
Osabuohien, a 6’7 forward from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, averaged 4.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Mountaineers as a senior last season and was named the Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year.
He had several try-outs with NBA teams that his summer but has not yet been signed by a team and he could certainly add a tremendous defensive and energy presence to the team if he decides to join.
Osabuohien has yet to respond whether he will join the team or not yet. Stay tuned!