Ofri Naveh Announces Return to West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Moments ago, West Virginia forward Ofri Naveh announced that he will forego entering the transfer portal and return to play fore the Mountaineers next season!

Naveh, a 6’6 freshman from Israel, averaged 2.6 points and 2.5 rebounds in limited minutes last season, but is expected to be a key contributor in the future.

In his message posted on social media, Naveh said the following: “I am thrilled to announced my decision to remain a part of the West Virginia family and forego entering the transfer portal. After careful consideration, I have found that my heart remains in Morgantown, and I am committed to continuing my journey as a Mountaineer.

There are several reasons behind my choice to stay, each of which holds signficant importance to me:

Love for the University and Morgantown, Coaching Staff, Commitment to Development. 

Naveh added, “As I embark on this new chapter with revenewed enthusiasm and determination, I am reminded of the words that echo through the hills of West Virginia: HAIL WV! Together, let us continue to embody the Mountaineer spirit and pursue excellence in everything we do. Thank you for your unwavering support, and I cannot wait to make you proud of the court. Go Mountaineers!”

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