Morgantown, West Virginia – Moments ago, West Virginia landed Jose Perez, a transfer from Manhattan and the MAAC Preseason Player of the Year!
Perez, a 6’5 guard from Bronx, New York, averaged 18.9 points per game last season. He expects to be available this season and will instantly be able to step in and be a starter and a top scorer for the Mountaineers.
“I chose West Virginia to play for a legendary, Hall-of-Fame coach in Bob Huggins,” Perez told On3. “He constantly called me twice a day and made sure that he got his message across. That was that they just didn’t want me there, but that they needed me.”
Manhattan transfer Jose Perez tells me he’s committed to West Virginia.
The MAAC Preseason Player of the Year averaged 18.9 points per game last season.
— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) October 30, 2022