West Virginia Could Lose 2 Players to Big 12 Rival

Joe Toussaint and Mohamed Wague, two transfers from West Virginia, are both on campus at Kansas State right now.  

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Following Bob Huggins’ resignation as the head coach at West Virginia, the Mountaineers have lost Tre Mitchell, Joe Toussaint, Mohamed Wague and James Okonkwo to the transfer portal. Mitchell has committed to Kentucky, but Toussaint, Wague and Okonkwo could potentially return to West Virginia.

However, all three have been heavily pursued since entering the portal. Okonkwo has heard from over ten programs and is rumored to be close to committing to play for the North Carolina Tar Heels.  In addition, Toussaint and Wague are both on campus at Kansas State today, according to John Kurtz, and it’s very possible that both could commit to play for the Wildcats this weekend.

If West Virginia loses both Toussaint and Wague, it would be devastating losses for the team. Toussaint was expected to get major minutes off the bench behind Kerr Kriisa at point guard and Wague would have likely gotten consideration as a starter at the 4 position next to Jesse Edwards in the Mountaineers’ front court.

Toussaint, a 6’0 senior guard from Bronx, New York, averaged 9.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists last year for the Mountaineers. Wague, a 6’10 forward also from Bronx, New York, averaged 4.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in his first season last year.