Morgantown, West Virginia – Bob Huggins and his staff have worked tirelessly to rebuild the West Virginia Mountaineers, who have lost nine total players – four starters – from last year’s team.
While Huggins has reached out to virtually every major transfer in the transfer portal, West Virginia has made Norchad Omier a real priority.
Omier, a 6’7 forward who played for Arkansas State, averaged 17.9 points, 12.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 2.0 blocks per game while shooting 63.2% from the field, and he was named the Sun Belt Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman last season.
Omier is a five star transfer and currently ranked the #2 player available by Evan Miyakawa. Omier has already visited Miami, but has plans to visit West Virginia next. At the moment, these are the only two visits that he has planned, despite huge attention from major programs throughout the country.
With three full seasons of eligibility remaining, Omier is the type of player that could come in and be the featured interior player for the Mountaineers for the remainder of his college career.
West Virginia has already landed Eric Stevenson, a guard from South Carolina, and hosted Joe Toussaint, another five star transfer guard from Iowa. In addition, Huggins was spotted in Lexington, Kentucky over the weekend, dining with four star Kentucky transfer Dontaie Allen.
Here are the top available transfers in the portal according to the Transfer Portal rankings at https://t.co/cegyfzq9cx, with 23 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ transfers on the board:
1 Terrence Shannon
2 Norchad Omier
3 KJ Williams
4 Eric Gaines
5 Nijel Pack
6 Mwani Wilkinson
7 Andre Curbelo pic.twitter.com/IhWXypAVxN
— Evan Miyakawa (@EvanMiya) April 5, 2022