Joseph Yesufu Commits to West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — The West Virginia Mountaineers have added another piece of the puzzle for their developing roster. Joseph Yesufu, a 6’0 senior from Bolingbrook, Illinois, committed to play for the Mountaineers on social media moments ago.

Yesufu, a former three star recruit, initially committed to play at Drake in 2019. While at Drake, he averaged 12.8 points per game as a sophomore. He then transferred to Kansas, where he played two seasons, averaging 4.1 points per game as a junior. Last season, he played at Washington State, starting six games before suffering a hip injury, and averaged 6.2 points and 1.8 assists per game while shooting 35% from three point range. He earned a medical redshirt and another year of eligibility following his injury.

In high school, Yesufu was named honorable mention all-state at Bolingbrook High School in 2018-19 and was named the Herald News Boys Basketball Player of the Yea, averaging 16.0 points per game as a senior.

2021 MVC All-Tournament Team
2021 MVC Sixth Man of the Year
2021 MVC All-Bench Team
2021 MVC Most-Improved Team
2021 MVC Scholar-Athlete

West Virginia already has one of the nation’s top transfer classes with Tucker DeVries, Sencire Harris, Amani Hansberry, Toby Okani, Eduardo Andre, Javon Small, Jonathan Powell committed. With Yesufu and returning forward Ofri Naveh, West Virginia now has nine scholarship players on the roster.

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