Three Transfers Confirmed on WVU Campus

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Although the beginning of the Darian DeVries’ Era at West Virginia has been slow in terms of news leaking out, this weekend will bring major changes to the program, according to multiple sources.

DeVries has been hard at work on putting together a coaching staff over the last couple of weeks, and some of the names I’ve heard include Larry Blunt, a former assistant coach at Oklahoma State who also worked for DeVries at Drake, Rob Fulford, a current assistant coach at Akron who founded the Huntington Prep High School basketball program, as well as Da’Sean Butler, who is one of West Virginia’s all-time greatest players and was an assistant for the Mountaineers last season.

In addition to putting a coach staff together, DeVries will also welcome key players who are currently in the transfer portal for visits to Morgantown this weekend. Atin WrightToby Okani and Conor Enright are now all confirmed to be on the WVU campus. Enright and Okani both posted messages on Instagram, and I personally spoke to Wright, who informed me that the is “enjoying his visit so far.”

Wright, a junior guard from Hawthrone, California, averaged 14.1 points for DeVries’ Drake team last season. He’s had interest from several programs since entering the transfer portal, but it’s likely that he will follow his former head coach and commit to play for the Mountaineers after visiting Morgantown this weekend.

In addition to Wright, Conor Enright will join his former teammate on a visit in West Virginia this weekend. Enright, a 6’0 sophomore, averaged 6.9 points, 3.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game for Drake this past season, and he was Tucker DeVries’ roommate this past season. Enright is a major energy guy off the bench and shot 43.9% from three point range last year, so he could be a very good reserve in the Big 12 Conference.

Toby Okani, a 6’8 senior from Orange, New Jersey, averaged 11.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game at the University of Illinois Chicago last season. Okani, who will also be in town this weekend, has already visited St. Bonaventure earlier this month and is expected to take a visit to LSU next week.

Although it’s been a slow start to the Darian DeVries’ Era at West Virginia, things should look very different for the Mountaineers’ program in the next 48-72 hours.