MORGANTOWN,W.Va.–James “Beetle” Bolden has announced that he has left the West Virginia basketball team.
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I don’t even know where to be begin…these past four years have been a dream come true. I just want to take this time to thank God first and also the mountaineer fans, coaches, and the university for giving this kid that came from nothing a chance to show thousands what i can do !! For that Morgantown will always hold a special place in my heart! With that being said I’m excited to get back started wherever that may be!!! Trust me I’m just getting started !! All love this way!! 🖤🙏🏽
Reports surfaced Wednesday night after the Mountaineers defeated Iowa State 90-75 at the Coliseum. The redshirt junior was not on the bench during the contest.
Late-breaking news here: #WVU guard Beetle Bolden has left the team. Not dismissed, per source. Was not with the team against Iowa State. Bob Huggins said Tuesday Bolden was set to graduate in May. Could be a grad transfer somewhere next season.
— Justin Jackson (@bigjax3211) March 7, 2019
Bolden has been sidelined since Jan. 26 with a high ankle sprain and has been plagued by injuries all season.
He averaged 12.2 points and made 30 3-pointers in 18 games this year.
On Tuesday, WVU head coach Bob Huggins said that Bolden is scheduled to graduate in May, making him eligible to transfer to another school and play immediately under the NCAA’s grad-transfer rule.
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