Morgantown, West Virginia – West Virginia transfer guard Jose Perez got some outstanding news yesterday when his former teammate and “brother” Omar Silverio announced his commitment to play for the Mountaineers next season.
Perez, who averaged 18.9 points and 4.5 assists per game for Manhattan last season, was denied eligibility to play this year. However, he still has one year remaining and could potentially finish his college career with the Mountaineers next season, although he hasn’t officially made that decision yet.
When Silverio, who averaged 10.9 points last season and was briefly teammates with Perez at Manhattan, announced his commitment to West Virginia, Perez appeared extremely pleased and it’s very possible that adding Silverio could sway Perez to use his final year of eligibility at West Virginia instead of leaving Morgantown.
Perez had the following to say yesterday on social media: “Man we still got decisions to make, but Omar Silverio what (are) we doing! Party in Morgantown! See you soon brother!”
Man we still got decisions to make but @OmarSilverio15 what we doing !!! Party in Morgantown lol 💯🤍 see you soon brother
— Jose Perez (@showout_zayy0) March 2, 2023
Although Perez has not officially announced his intentions, Bob Huggins recently said that he knows Perez loves Morgantown and West Virginia, and that he feels he will finish his career with the Mountaineers.
With Perez and Silverio, West Virginia will also return Joe Toussaint, Seth Wilson and Kobe Johnson in the backcourt next season.