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Washington’s Emmitt Matthews heading back to West Virginia

April 30, 2022 GMT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Graduate transfer Emmitt Matthews plans to finish his career where it started at West Virginia after playing one season in between at Washington.

The forward announced Friday on Twitter and Instagram that he will transfer back to West Virginia, where he spent his first three seasons, including 67 as a starter. Matthews averaged career highs of 11.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in starting all 31 games last season for the Huskies.

Matthews would be the fifth offseason transfer to West Virginia’s roster. The others are former Iowa guard Joe Touissant, former South Carolina guard Erik Stevenson and junior college post players Jimmy Bell Jr. and Mohamed Wague.