Morgantown, West Virginia – Former DePaul standout Pauly Paulicap has decided to finish his college career with the West Virginia Mountaineers!

Paulicap, a former MAAC Defensive Player of the Year, averaged 10.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game while at Manhattan during the 2019-2020 season, and then averaged 7.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game last season with DePaul.

Huggins is clearly prioritizing defense in the offseason, and Paulicap was one of the best available defensive prospects in the transfer portal.

Paulicap, a 6’8 forward originally from Elmont, New York, is an extremely high-energy player that will provide an immediate boost to the Mountaineers’ porous interior defense.

With the return of Gabe Osabuohien and Huggins landing out the most most impactful defensive players available, look for West Virginia’s top weakness last season to actually become a strength next season.

Paulicap is a graduate transfer and has one year of eligibility remaining.

Welcome Home, Pauly!

According to the DePaul Men’s Basketball Official Website: 

Career Highs

Points: 24, vs. Stony Brook (Dec. 5, 2018)*

Rebounds: 13 (3x), last at Iona (Feb. 23, 2018)*

Assists: 2 (2x), last at Seton Hall (Dec. 23, 2017)*
Steals: 2 (4x), last vs. Fairfield (March 6, 2020)*
Blocked Shots: 6 (2x), last vs. Canisius (Jan. 19, 2018)*