West Virginia has landed a commitment from Joe Toussaint, a junior guard who will transfer to Morgantown after spending three seasons with the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Toussaint, listed at 6-0, 190 pounds, appeared in 98 games over three seasons for the Hawkeyes, averaging 4.3 points, 1.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.2 steals per game in 2021-22. Toussaint shot 42.3% from the field, 25% from three-point range, and 83.9% from the free-throw line in 21 starts and 36 games played last season.
Toussaint visited Morgantown over the weekend and obviously liked what he saw enough to call himself a Mountaineer by Monday morning.
Toussaint will have two years of eligibility remaining for his time in Morgantown under Hall of Famer Bob Huggins.
Two weeks ago, when Toussaint enter the NCAA Transfer Portal, his head coach Fran McCaffery had high praise for the junior guard.
“We want to thank Joe Toussaint for being an integral part of multiple NCAA Tournament teams and a Big Ten championship team,” McCaffery said in a statement. “He brought great effort and character to our program. He will be great wherever he goes, and we wish him the very best moving forward.”
It will be interesting to see what kind of role Toussaint plays in Huggins’ system, but bringing “great effort” to a full-court press style of defense is a good start.