West Virginia’s Next Top Hoops Target

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Josh Eilert, Jay Kuntz and the rest of the West Virginia basketball coaching staff have already put together the very best transfer portal class this offseason, according to 0n3.com, and remember, this is the second time that they had to build this roster.

After Bob Huggins’ arrest and resignation, the Mountaineers lost Tre Mitchell, Joe Toussaint, James Okonkwo and Mohamed Wague, the staff was forced to start all over. Since then, West Virginia has added Jeremiah Bembry, Quinn Slazinski, Ofri Nevah, as well as convincing Jose Perez to return for his final year of eligibility.

Although West Virginia has already worked miracles, they aren’t done yet. Sources have informed me that the coaching staff will add not one but two more players who will be eligible to play this season for the Mountaineers. Recent addition, Noah Farrakhan, will require a waiver this season and will likely have to wait a year to play for the team, but the staff has zeroed in on two players that will provide immediate help.

One player that is rumored to have mutual interest with West Virginia is Luther Muhammad. Muhammad, a 6’3 guard, is originally from Newark, New Jersey, where Noah Farrakhan is also from. Muhammad also has a friendship with West Virginia assistant coach Jordan McCabe.

Muhammad was previously recruited by the West Virginia coaching staff last season before he ultimately decided to transfer from Ohio State to Arizona State. Muhammad averaged 7.6 points while shooting 37.5% from three point range with Ohio State as a freshman. However, his minutes dipped sharply with the Sun Devils last season and he averaged only 3.7 points in 9.9 minutes per game.

Muhammad is a veteran presence who is a former four star player who would be a terrific addition to come off the bench for the Mountaineers. He’s an outstanding defender, a capable three point shooter and a solid athlete, who would fit perfectly in the West Virginia rotation.