TyQuane Goard has spent the offseason on a roller coaster ride trying to get approval to play for the Mountaineers this upcoming season. Goard was finally granted the wavier to play and accompanied the team to the Bahamas for their summer games but his luck has taken another turn for the worse.
Goard, 6’7 forward from George Washington High (WV), has been forced to leave the WVU program just a couple months away from making his much anticipated Mountaineer debut. Circumstances out of Goard’s control have forced him to pursue a career overseas which he discussed with the coaching staff before ultimately making this decision.
Goard’s offseason has been anything but normal given all the trouble that he encountered on his road to Morgantown. After being dismissed from the Marshall basketball program Goard chose to transfer to WVU to play out his final season of eligibility. Unfortunately there was a snag in the process and it seemed as those WVU was not going to be an option. Fortunately Marshall eventually granted his release and allowed his transfer to WVU to be completed.
Marshall granting him the release to play for WVU was thought to be the final piece of the puzzle until today’s news broke. “I just want to play basketball. I just love the game and want to play,” Goard said earlier in the summer when his status was up in the air.