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.
After being in communication with the UNC coaching staff following my decision to enter the transfer portal I have decided to commit to UNC to play for Coach Davis in the 2023-2024 season. Can’t wait to compete for a national championship at Chapel Hill. Let’s go Tar Heels!!💙🤍 pic.twitter.com/TQItKSSOa5
— kingjmo_32 (@kingjmo_32) July 6, 2023
— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) July 6, 2023