Justin Jackson, Men's Basketball, Sports, WVU Sports

Lamont West, Andrew Gordon set to transfer from West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — West Virginia’s transfer list grew to five players, as junior forward Lamont West and sophomore forward Andrew Gordon entered their name into the NCAA’s transfer portal on Thursday, according to a team source.
West, who is listed at 6-foot-8 and 222 pounds, scored 945 points and connected on 154 3-pointers over his three seasons, is set to graduate in May with a degree in sport management and would become eligible immediately next season at another Division I school, where he would have one season of eligibility remaining.
He was one of three players on the roster who played in all 36 games this season and averaged 11.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.
Gordon, a 6-9, 255-pound forward who appeared in 34 games and averaged 2.3 points and 1.7 rebounds, would have to sit out next season if he transfers to another Division I team.
Because Gordon, who is from Clearwater, Fla., already redshirted as a sophomore at Northwest Florida State (Niceville, Fla.) College, he may lose a season of eligibility by transferring to another Division I school — because of NCAA transfer rules — but would be eligible to play immediately by transferring to a lower division.
West and Gordon join former teammates Beetle Bolden, Wes Harris and Trey Doomes as WVU players who have entered their names into the transfer portal this season.
Harris was dismissed from the team on Feb. 11, after a violation of athletic department policy.
Bolden, who played through a number of injuries this season, injured his ankle against Tennessee on Jan. 26, and sat out the rest of the season. He announced his transfer earlier this month.
Bolden and Harris are also set to graduate in May and would be eligible immediately at another Division I school next season and both have one season left.
Doomes, a freshman, will have to sit out next season if he transfers to another Division I school. He played in 12 games this season and averaged 2.2 points per game.
West Virginia, which finished with a school-record 21 losses this season, has had eight players transfer over the past two seasons.
The Mountaineers now have four scholarship openings for next season.
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