MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Another WVU men’s basketball player is entering the transfer portal. 

Junior forward Emmitt Matthews Jr. announced his intentions to transfer Wednesday afternoon on social media: 

Matthews made 29 appearances and 25 starts during the 2020-21 season, while averaging 7.7 points per game. He logged a season-high 14 points twice, including in the second round loss to Syracuse.

Arguably, Matthews’ best performance as a Mountaineer came as a true freshman, when West Virginia knocked off eventual national finalist Texas Tech in the Big 12 quarterfinals. The native of Tacoma, Washington, logged a career-high 28 points in that win. 

Matthews will join fellow junior Jordan McCabe in the transfer portal. McCabe announced his intentions Tuesday. Both players were centerpieces of Bob Huggins’ 2018 recruiting class.