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WVU basketball now in mix for Louisiana Tech transfer

Jon Rothstein of CBS Sport announced via Twitter last night that Louisiana Tech junior Merrill Holden had narrowed his list for potential schools to Iowa St , Illinois, Cincinnati, Jacksonville St, UCF, and WVU.

Holden’s bio from the 2015-16 season is as follows:

Saw action in 23 games, including 16 starts … Missed the first 10 games of the season due to a thumb injury suffered in preseason … Averaged 8.1 points per game, including nine double-digit scoring games that all came during conference play … Hit two three-pointers in two of the last three games … Led the team in blocks per game (1.1) … Saw first action of the season against Southern (12/18), posting four points, four rebounds and two rejections … Registered a career-high four blocks versus Prairie View A&M (12/28) … Got first start of the year at Florida Atlantic (1/16), posting 13 points on 6-of-6 shooting to go along with seven rebounds … Tallied a career-high 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting at UTSA (2/18) … Recorded first career double-double with 13 points and a career-best 11 boards in overtime victory versus North Texas (2/25). (courtesy

The Mountaineers have seemingly got into the mix late for the 6’8, 220 lb forward who would be eligible immediately; presumably meaning Huggins made a push for the soon-to-be senior to replace Devin Williams who signed with an agent last week. Holden had originally set a list of potential landing spots back on April 14th according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman:


Jeremy Simon
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