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West Virginia Transfer Joe Toussaint Commits to Texas Tech

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West Virginia guard Joe Toussaint has a new home in Texas Tech, as the New York native elected to head to Lubbock and join the Red Raiders via the transfer portal, adding depth to a new backcourt.

Toussaint announced his final list on Sunday with three teams making an appearance, two of which belong to the Big 12 Conference. Toussaint chose Texas Tech over Kansas State and Pittsburgh.


Joe Toussaint is listed as a 6-foot, 190-pound graduate transfer who averaged 9.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.6 assists on 37.4% shooting from the field last season at West Virginia. The decision to enter the transfer portal came after long-time head coach Bob Huggins announced his resignation following an arrest in Pittsburgh for driving under the influence of alcohol.


Toussaint entered the transfer portal as the program promoted assistant coach Josh Eilert to the title of head coach for the upcoming season, but Toussaint did make it clear on Sunday that he believes in Josh Eilert and that his hiring wasn’t the reason for the departure in the transfer portal.

Toussaint now joins new Tech head coach Grant McCasland, who is trying to turn around a program that went 16-16 and 5-13 under Mark Adams, who resigned after just two seasons on the job.

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