Osabuohien’s waiver approved by NCAA; eligible to play immediately

WVU Men's Basketball

West Virginia hoops has the chance to add some depth to their frontcourt after Gabe Osabuohien’s eligibility waiver was approved by the NCAA.

The junior forward comes to WVU after transferring from Arkansas, where he averaged 3.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game with the Razorbacks. He was dismissed from the team in August for an undisclosed reason.

“Obviously, we are all excited for Gabe and for our entire team,” coach Bob Huggins said. “Our guys were ecstatic when we got word of his immediate eligibility during practice today. He gives us another much-needed big man who can defend on the perimeter as well as play on the offensive end. We are pleased that the NCAA approved his waiver.”

If Huggins decides to utilize him this season, he could bolster a front court that averages 44 rebounds per game, with a margin of +12 every trip. He could also provide valuable depth, as West Virginia’s forwards have found themselves in foul trouble at times in their three games so far.

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