MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Although he denies that it ever happened, it’s been exactly one month since Bob Huggins resigned as the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers.
When Huggins resigned, it opened up a 30 day window for players to transfer without penalty and without a waiver for the upcoming season. Tre Mitchell, Joe Toussaint, James Okonkwo, Mohamed Wague and Jose Perez all took advantage of this opportunity. Now that the 30 day window is up, RaeQuan Battle, Kerr Kriisa, Jesse Edwards, Josiah Harris, Kobe Johnson, Pat Suemnick, Omar Silverio and Seth Wilson are no longer able to transfer this season.
However, graduate transfers are able to transfer at any time, which means if Jose Perez graduates this summer and decides to return to West Virginia, he would likely still be able to transfer to another school prior to the start of the season.
The Mountaineers currently have nine players on the team with the recent addition of Florida State transfer Jeremiah Bembry and will need to add at least 2-3 more players in the portal to fill out the roster.
An NCAA official tells me that West Virginia's players now have a 30-day window to transfer following Bob Huggins' resignation.
Two players in Mountaineers' transfer class – Kerr Kriisa & Jesse Edwards – would be eligible immediately w/o a waiver since they're not 2X transfers. pic.twitter.com/yJuZtFlASz
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 18, 2023
The 30 day window for West Virginia’s basketball players to transfer is now officially over, which means the remaining roster will remain with the team.
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) July 18, 2023