Now however, news has emerged via a press release from the university, that three players will transfer out of the program. Jabarie Hinds, Aaron Brown and Volo Gerun have all made the decision to pursue playing options elsewhere.
Hinds, a 5-foot-11 sophomore, averaged 7.4 points per game this season, but his minutes per game dipped from a season ago. Hinds, who is a native of Mount Vernon, New York, may be interested in Iona, according to CBSSports‘ Jeff Borzello:
Expect Iona to be involved with recently-available West Virginia transfer Jabarie Hinds.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) April 1, 2013
Brown was used even less than Hinds, appearing in only 17 games this past year while averaging 1.2 points per game. The 6-foot-5 sophomore is a Pennsylvania native. Gerun averaged 1.3 points in seven appearances this past year as a freshman.
Head coach Bob Huggins has some work to with this program that is just three years removed from a trip to the Final Four. Offensive woes were the consistent problem for the Mountaineers all season as not one player finished the season in double-figures.
According to Geoff Coyle of WVIllustrated.com, the three surprises don’t really come as much of a shock and that only two players — Eron Harris and Terry Henderson — are guaranteed to return.
A #WVU basketball senior told me last month only Terry Henderson and Eron Harris are guaranteed to return. Now 3 transfer.
— Geoff Coyle (@GFCoyle) April 1, 2013
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