Seth Wilson and James Okonkwo Commit to Akron

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Moments ago, it was announced that former West Virginia players Seth Wilson and James Okonkwo have found a new home! According to multiple sources, both Wilson and Okonkwo have committed to play at Akron. 

Wilson, a 6’2 junior from Lorain, Ohio, averaged 3.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 17.0 minutes per game for the Mountaineers last season. Wilson also shot 37.9% from three point range and provided great energy off the bench for West Virginia as a junior.

Okonkwo, a 6’8 junior from England, showed moments of brilliance at West Virginia, particularly on the defensive end, but transferred to North Carolina last season and only averaged 1.0 point and 1.0 rebound per game in very few minutes for the Tar Heels.

Wilson also played well at times, but he only has one year of eligibility remaining and reportedly wanted more playing time in his final year of eligiblity, so he entered the transfer portal last week. In his farewell message to Mountaineer Nation, Wilson said, “It is with a heavy heart that I write this. I want to say that it has been a blessing to represent this great University and state. I want to thank all of my coaches, advisors, supporters, and fans over these past three years.”

Best of luck to both Wilson and Okonkwo! Once a Mountaineer, Always a Mountaineer!

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