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Morgantown, West Virginia – Former Marshall point guard Jarrod West recently interested the transfer portal and said that the West Virginia Mountaineers, among several other schools, contacted him to join their team.

West said the following about potentially joining the Mountaineers: “WVU’s a good program. Huggs has been there for a while and he’s done a lot of great things. They have a lot of tradition and a lot of history.  There’s a lot of good things about the program, for sure.”

West went on to claim that he wanted to compete for championships and play at the highest level, saying, “I want to compete for championships, whether it’s conference conference championship or even a national championship. Those are two of the main factors. If I can play and contribute on a winning team at a high level, that’s great.”

Moments ago, West released his top three finalists and West Virginia unfortunately did not make the list.  Instead, West narrowed down his list to Pittsburgh, Louisville and Ohio State.

West choosing Pittsburgh over West Virginia is fascinating considering he said that he wanted to play for championships.  Ultimately, this decision likely came down to playing time.  West Virginia has a tremendous back court returning with Miles “Deuce” McBride at the point and either Taz Sherman or Sean McNeil at the shooting guard position.  Unfortunately, this just wasn’t the right fit for Jarrod West at this time.

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