West Virginia guard Sean McNeil entering transfer portal

March 28, 2022 GMT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Sean McNeil has joined the growing list of West Virginia players to enter the transfer portal.

McNeil announced Monday on Twitter that he will look elsewhere to play in his final season.

The 6-foot-3 senior averaged 12.2 points per game in each of the past two seasons. He was the top free-throw shooter at 87% this season and was second with 57 made 3-pointers.

In his Twitter post, McNeil thanked coach Bob Huggins and his staff.

“You all took a chance on me from junior college and gave me an opportunity and I am forever grateful for that,” McNeil said.

McNeil, a native of Union, Kentucky, joins forwards Jalen Bridges and Isaiah Cottrell in the transfer portal. Bridges, a sophomore, was the team’s fourth-leading scorer at 8.5 points per game and the second-leading rebounder at 4.8 per game. Cottrell, a redshirt freshman, was seventh in scoring at 4.2 points per game.

West Virginia finished 16-17 this season. The Mountaineers’ senior-laden roster will undergo a makeover with the departures of their top four scorers, including leading scorer Taz Sherman. Among those returning next season are guard Kedrian Johnson.