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West Virginia Forward Taj Thweatt Enters Transfer Portal

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West Virginia’s basketball program has taken a hit today, as forward Taj Thweatt has entered his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal.

Thweatt, a 6’7″ sophomore, has played a total of 10 minutes over three games in 2021 and was obviously unhappy with his usage under Bob Huggins. His decision to transfer comes just days after a cryptic tweet and Thweatt changing his Twitter profile to a blank black circle. Obviously, something happened inside the Mountaineers locker room after their 74-59 loss to Texas on Saturday and now Thweatt is looking elsewhere to take his talents.


Taj Thweatt was one of the top players in the state of New Jersey when he signed with West Virginia in 2020, but he has yet to convert that talent into significant playing time at the college level. A three-star small forward out of high school, Thweatt averaged 17 points and seven rebounds in his senior year at Wildwood Catholic.

While he has appeared in four games in the 2021 season, Thweatt never saw action against Texas, even though the Mountaineers were undermanned due to COVID-19 and down by more than 20 points most of the second half.

Thweatt will have three years of eligibility remaining wherever he lands, and if he can find some opportunities to get on the floor he could prove to be an asset for whoever gives him chance.

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