Farrakhan spent the past two seasons with EMU. Last season he averaged 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists for the Eagles. In 2021-22 he averaged 16.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists.
He spent his first college season at East Carolina. Because he is a two-time transfer and is still an undergraduate, Farrakhan will need a waiver to play this season.
The Mountaineers have already had back luck in that department, as Omar Silverio was denied a waiver earlier this month, ending his college career.
The Mountaineers have now taken in seven transfers for the 2023-24 season — Kerr Kriisa (Arizona), Jesse Edwards (Syracuse), RaeQuan Battle (Montana State, who also needs a waiver to play this season), Akok Akok (Georgetown), Quinn Slazinski (Iona) and Jeremiah Bembry (Florida State).
The Mountaineers also have a 2023-24 signee in Ofri Naveh, a prospect from Israel.
West Virginia also has a new head coach in Josh Eilert, who is on a one-year contract after replacing Bob Huggins in July. Huggins resigned from his position after he was arrested for a DUI in Pittsburgh, which came a couple of months after using an anti-gay slur on a Cincinnati radio station.
Huggins recently received probation for that DUI arrest. He also claimed earlier this summer that he didn’t write the resignation statement that led to his departure from his job.
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