West Virginia guard Jordan McCabe submitted his name to the transfer portal on Tuesday, the first West Virginia basketball player to make such a decision since the end of the season.
McCabe, a Kaukauna, Wisconsin, native who scored more than 2,000 points in high school and was named Wisconsin’s Mr. Basketball, announced his decision via Twitter on Tuesday.
McCabe, a junior, didn’t play much this season, as his role on the floor was taken over by players like Miles McBride, Taz Sherman and Sean McNeil. But McCabe remained one of the more beloved Mountaineers from the past few seasons, thanks to his gritty play and acceptance of any role.
McCabe played just 11 minutes per game this season, averaging 2.2 points and 1.1 assists per game.
But he made a more significant contribution two seasons ago as a true freshman for one of head coach Bob Huggins’ worst teams at WVU. Thrown into the fire during a tumultuous season in which several players left the program, McCabe started 15 games and finished that season averaging 18.5 minutes, 5.8 points, and 2.5 assists. That Mountaineers team had a losing record, but reached the Big 12 Tournament semifinals and accepted a berth into the CBI postseason tournament.
As a sophomore, McCabe averaged 3.1 points and 1.6 assists per game for a Mountaineers team that had a winning record and was set to go to the NCAA Tournament before the COVID-19 pandemic began.
McCabe is the second Mountaineer to transfer from the program. Oscar Tshiebwe left the program at the start of this year and transferred to Kentucky.
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