West Virginia Expected to Add Two Players in the Coming Days

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — The West Virginia Mountaineers basketball team continues to add big-time talent and completely reshape their roster heading into the 2024-2025 season under new head coach Darian DeVries.

Two players that the WVU coaching staff has focused in on are both talented transfers who can contribute to the Mountaineers immediately. JAYDEN STONE, 6’4 guard originally from Australia. Stone, who averaged 20.8 points (2nd in the Horizon League), 5.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game at Detroit Mercy last season, is considered to be one of the best available players remaining in the transfer portal. During the 2022-2023 season, Stone averaged 13.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game while shooting 51.9% from three point range. However, Detroit Mercy finished 1-31 last season and Stone was looking for a new opportunity to win big at, and West Viginia has pushed hard to land him.

New West Virginia general manager Nelson Hernandez referenced a “sniper” last night in a post on social media, which was clearly indicating that the Mountaineers have landed a talented shooter, and Stone certainly fits that mold.

I’ve been told that Stone to West Virginia is essentially done and that it’s simply a matter of getting him on campus and working out his waiver situation. But Stone is locked in and almost certainly will end up committing to play for the Mountaineers very soon.

In addition, DUNCAN POWELL, a 6’8 sophomore forward from Dallas, Texas, will be in Morgantown for an official visit starting tomorrow (Tuesday) through Thursday, and again, this is a player that the coaching staff has really targeted to fill out the roster.  Powell averaged 12.1 points and 7.0 rebounds per game at Sacramento State last night, and is exceptionally versatile athlete who can play multiple positions.

 

The Mountaineers have already added Drake’s Tucker DeVries, Sencire Harris and Amani Hansberry from Illinois, Toby Okani from UIC, Eduardo Andre from Fresno State, Javon Small (Oklahoma State) and former Washington State player Joseph Yesufu.