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WVU Transfer Toby Okani to Skip NBA Draft

NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at West Virginia

West Virginia guard Toby Okani has taken his name out of the 2024 NBA Draft and will suit up for the Mountaineers next season, per Jeff Goodman.

Okani arrives to Morgantown after averaging 11.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.9 assists during his senior season with the University of Illinois-Chicago.

The 6-foot-8 guard has one year of eligibility left.


He also held offers from LSU and Virginia prior to choosing WVU to play under First-Year Head Coach Darian DeVries.

As a tall guard, Okani is versatile and can defend several positions. At UIC, he was named to the Missouri Valley Conference All Defensive Team after leading the league in blocks per game with 2.0, while also finishing with four or more blocks in four outings.

The defensive standout also can guard the perimeter effectively as he tallied 1.5 steals per contest last season.

With a whole new crew set to take the floor for WVU next season, DeVries and company will look to get back to the Big Dance after the Mountaineers finished in last place in the conference with a record of 9-23 (4-14 in Big 12). West Virginia also ranked last in the Big 12 in both offense and defense

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