Morgantown, West Virginia – It’s been less than a week since Jordan McCabe decided to enter the transfer portal and leave West Virginia University, but he’s already heard from several schools that are interested in him.
McCabe, who averaged 2.2 points and 1.4 assists, spoke with Doug Ritchay, a sports reporter in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and said that several schools have called, including Green Bay, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Grand Canyon, UNLV, Bradley, Purdue Fort-Wayne, Toledo, Drexel, Youngstown State and Marshall.
McCabe told Ritchay that the past several days have been very chaotic and said that his recruitment is wide open for his final two years of eligibility.
In addition, McCabe spoke about his time at West Virginia. Although he’s not bitter or angry about his time in Morgantown, it certainly didn’t go as expected for him.
“The staff decided my best fit was as a role player, a backup, whatever tag you want to put on it,” McCabe said. “If you split my career in two segments here at WVU, when I played more than 20 minutes a game … my numbers were efficient. My sophomore year, from Game 1, was pretty much suffocated.
“It put out the fire I kind of started. I went right to being a pseudo starter, and that’s for reasons I’m unaware of, and I didn’t ask about because that’s not my position to do so.”
McCabe also added, “I learned so much from my experience at WVU.”
Now, McCabe will attempt to get his collegiate career back on track and he hopes to one day play in the NBA or overseas professionally.
“My goal is to find that back-door way into the league, and that will always be my goal, even when I pursue my professional career. If it is elsewhere, it will always be to one day end up in the NBA, and that will be the goal on my whiteboard until I decide to hang it up and pursue different avenues in basketball.
“From the time I picked up a basketball the odds were stacked against me when it comes to the eye test, when it comes to genetics, when it comes to all those things that we don’t get to control in this life. That never deterred me, and neither will this.”
Talked with @JordanMcCabe5 today about his next step after announcing he's transferring from West Virginia. Plenty of schools have called, including Green Bay, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Grand Canyon, UNLV, Bradley, Purdue Fort-Wayne, Toledo, Drexel, Youngstsown St. and Marshall.
— Doug Ritchay (@dougritchay) March 25, 2021