West Virginia in the Mix for Top Transfer Player

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Earlier in the week, West Virginia head coach Josh Eilert said that he would consider adding another player from the transfer portal if the right player became available. “In a perfect world, if we could get a big in here or even a shooting guard, that would be great. But I have nothing to report on that end and I couldn’t if I did,” Eliert said. “If an opportunity presents itself and makes sense to us, we’d 100-percent do it.”

Eilert added, however, that there just aren’t many great options available right now in the transfer portal. “A slam dunk is almost impossible at this point,” he said. “If it was a slam dunk, he wouldn’t be available.”

Well, a potential “slam dunk” has become available in the portal and West Virginia is reportedly “in the mix.” Nae’Qwan Tomlin, a 6’10 forward from Harlem, New York, averaged 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Wildcats last season. Tomlin was suspended on October 30 following an arrest for “disorderly conduct, brawling or fighting” and this week was removed from the team.

Now, Tomlin is available in the portal and West Virginia is considered to be a potential destination for him to start the second semester. He will be eligible to play during the second semester because he’s not played so far this season and is scheduled to graduate before then. According to BurnerBall.com, a top college basketball insider website, the “schools that make sense for Tomlin include Georgetown, Kansas, Miami, Oregon, Providence and West Virginia.”

If West Virginia can somehow manage to land Tomlin, he is the type of talent that could turn the Mountaineers’ season around, particularly when Kerr Kriisa and potentially RaeQuan Battle are once again eligible.