It’s Time for West Virginia to Give Bol Kuir a Chance

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — The West Virginia basketball roster has been decimated by the transfer portal over the last several weeks since the arrest and resignation of Bob Huggins.

With Mohamed Wague gone to Alabama and James Okonkwo in the transfer portal, the Mountaineers particularly lack depth in the interior. With that said, there’s an under-the-radar prospect available that would immediately give West Virginia exactly what it needs; size, depth and incredible skill.

Bol Kuir, a 7’3 South Sudan native, is currently living in Charleston, West Virginia with his guardian after a stint with New Mexico State last season. At Belfry High School in Kentucky, just across the boarder of West Virginia, he drew attention with his size and has since raised eyebrows with his ability and skill – averaging 13.8 points, 13.4 rebounds and 4.2 blocks per game as a junior in his first year of high school basketball. In high school, he once had 42 rebounds in one game!

Before choosing New Mexico State, he had West Virginia in his final five possible schools, but it’s unclear whether he officially received an offer from the Mountaineers or not. Although he is only listed as a two star player, he is severely underrated. Watching his film, Kuir is precisely the physically-imposing player that can step in and be a game-changer on the defensive side of the ball for West Virginia.

Although Bol Kuir is clearly a project, he is the type of player that the West Virginia coaching staff should take a chance on right now. He has insane upside and could develop into one of the most dominant big men defensively in the conference if given an opportunity.

Check out his most recent workout film below: