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“Our Best Athlete” Enters Transfer Portal, Says Goodbye to West Virginia Basketball

The young freshman had his redshirt burned and played sparingly, now he will play elsewhere.

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma State at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

The West Virginia Mountaineers will be without their “best athlete by far” as once described by Bob Huggins, freshman guard Trey Doomes for the 2019-2020 basketball season. Doomes, who came to West Virginia with Jordan McCabe and Derek Culver as part of the hyped recruiting class, saw limited action all season. Doomes started the year redshirting before head coach Bob Huggins burned the redshirt midway through the season.

Doomes saw limited action throughout the season after he began playing, in part because he was behind in his knowledge of the offense.

Trey posted a message to Twitter thanking the fans and University for his time at West Virginia.

Doomes becomes the fourth player to leave the Mountaineers this season, joining Esa Ahmad and Wes Harris who were released from the team mid-season, and James “Beetle” Bolden who chose to transfer last week after injuries cut short another season.

Doomes’ transfer isn’t a surprise giving how little he played, but the choice to burn his redshirt and not play him was met with questions from fans and reporters. The Mountaineers will look to replace the losses with both incoming high school freshman and junior college transfers.