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Gabe Osabuohien, formerly of the men’s basketball team of the University of Arkansas, has transferred to West Virginia, WVU head coach Bob Huggins announced on Wednesday.

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Gabe Osabuohien

“Gabe’s a player who can come in and can make an immediate impact to our team defensively,” Huggins said. “He’s accustomed to a fast style of play pressing and running from his days at Arkansas. His athleticism and toughness will be an addition to the frontline as well as being a capable shooter to help spread the defense.”

Osabuohien, a 6-foot-7-inch forward originating from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was dismissed from Arkansas by new coach Eric Musselman earlier in the month without a reason being disclosed as to why.

In his two seasons with the Razorbacks, Osabuohien played in 54 games, averaging 2.4 points per game and 2.5 rebounds per game. 

In 2018, Osabuohien played in all 34 of Arkansas’ games. He started in the Razorbacks’ last eight games, averaging 3.5 points per game and four rebounds per game in that span.

Per NCAA transfer rules, Osabuohien will have to redshirt the upcoming season unless he were to obtain a transfer waiver. A junior, he will have two years of eligibility remaining.