James Okonkwo Commits to Blue Blood ACC Program

Last week, West Virginia forward James Okonkwo entered the transfer portal. Today, he committed to play for a blue blood school in the ACC.  

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — After entering the transfer portal last week, West Virginia forward James Okonkwo decided today to continue his career playing for the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Okonkwo, a 6’9 forward from England, averaged 2.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per game in his first season with the Mountaineers last year. Okonkwo also received interest from Texas A&M, Seton Hall, UCONN, LSU, Nebraska, VCU, Ohio, Mexico State, Saint Louis and Mississippi State, among others.

With the loss of Okonkwo and the loss of Mohamed Wague, who committed to Alabama yesterday, West Virginia is going to have to find replacements in its now very thin front court.