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Brandon Knapper Enters Transfer Portal

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A weird two-part season for West Virginia Basketball sees its first casualty with Knapper’s departure

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Now that the corona virus (COVID-19) has ended basically all collegiate sports, the offseason is upon us and with that news comes the eventual departure of point guard Brandon Knapper. According to Chris Anderson at 247Sports, Knapper has informed the team of his intent.

Knapper was a star in high school at South Charleson but struggled during his time with the West Virginia Mountaineers. He and head coach Bob Huggins failed to see eye to eye and Knapper had at too many games where he was a health scratch, listed as “Did Not Play, Coaches Decision” and several more where he only saw the floor for four minutes, despite the team often having 8 or more players with double digit time on the hardwood.

As a freshman, Knapper started four games and shot 31% from behind the arc but this season his shooting suffered and he only shot 26% and averaged less than 3 points a game.