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West Virginia forward Emmitt Matthews has entered the transfer portal

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Bob Huggins potentially has four empty scholarships to fill as Matthews follows McCabe out the door

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Mountaineer blood week continues with West Virginia basketball’s Emmitt Matthews, Jr. entering his name into the transfer portal, according to an early report from VerbalCommits and later confirmed by Matthews via Twitter.

The junior forward started 25 of 29 games for Bob Huggins this season, averaging 7.7 points, 4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game — with a season high 14 points in West Virginia’s loss to the Syracuse Orange in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Sunday. It is worthy of noting that Emmitt was one of multiple Mountaineers to report being targeted with death threats following West Virginia’s exit.

Matthews recorded a career best of 28 points in the quarterfinal round of the 2019 Big 12 Conference Tournament, where he led the Mountaineers to an upset win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders as a true Freshman.

The Tacoma, Washington native initially committed to the UConn Huskies out of high school, before later electing to join fellow transfer portal occupant Jordan McCabe in Morgantown.