West Virginia guard Sean McNeil has decided to use his final year of eligibility elsewhere as he announced he was entering his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal on Monday afternoon.
McNeil started out his collegiate career at Sinclair Community College before transferring to West Virginia where he played three seasons. In 89 games as a Mountaineer, McNeil averaged 10.1 points per game and made 155 career three-pointers, shooting 37% from three.
In his parting message, McNeil thanked his coach, former Hall of Famer Bob Huggins, for giving him an opportunity to play at WVU.
“I want to say thank you to coach Huggins and the entire West Virginis staff,” McNeil wrote. “You all took a chance on me from Junior College and gave me an opportunity and I am forever grateful for that.
“… After much thought and consideration, I have decided it is in my best interest to enter the transfer portal.”
McNeil led the Mountaineers in minutes played this season, averaging 33.6 per game, and was second on the team with 12.2 points per game.
With the loss of McNeil, the Mountaineers have now lost five players to the portal: McNeil, Jalen Bridges, Isaiah Cotrell, Taj Thweatt, and Seny N’diaye.