NCAA clears forward Osabuohien to play for West Virginia

Local Sports

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP)The NCAA has cleared forward Gabe Osabuohien to play at West Virginia this season.

The Mountaineers said in a release that the NCAA approved the junior’s waiver request for immediately eligibility on Wednesday.

Osabuohien (Oh-sah-BOY-en) transferred to West Virginia from Arkansas in August, when he was dismissed by Razorbacks coach Eric Musselman without disclosing a reason.

The 6-foot-8 Osabuohien played in 54 games with eight starts in two seasons with Arkansas. He averaged 2.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game over his career.

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins says Osabuohien gives the Mountaineers ”another much-needed big man who can defend on the perimeter as well as play on the offensive end.”

West Virginia (3-0) hosts Boston University (3-2) on Friday night.

More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Sports Video

More Sports Videos

video

More Video

Pizza Card

College Scoreboard

Barnesville High School

Beallsville High School

Beaver Local High School

Bellaire High School

Bridgeport High School

Brooke High School

Buckeye Local High School

Buckeye Trail High School

Caldwell High School

Cambridge High School

Cameron High School

Clay-Battelle High School

Conotton Valley High School

East Liverpool High School

Edison High School

Fort Frye High School

Harrison Central High School

Hundred High School

Indian Creek High School

John Marshall High School

Linsly High School

Magnolia High School

Martins Ferry High School

Meadowbrook High School

Monroe Central High School

Morgantown High School

Oak Glen High School

Paden City High School

Parkersburg High School

Parkersburg Catholic High School

Parkersburg South High School

River High School

St. Clairsville High School

Shadyside High School

Shenandoah High School

Steubenville High School

Steubenville Catholic Central High School

Toronto High School

Tyler Consolidated High School

Union Local High School

University High School

Valley High School

Weir High School

Weirton Madonna High School

Wellsville High School

Wheeling Central High School

Wheeling Park High School

Pro Football Challenge

Ohio Lottery

Don't Miss

Trending Stories

More Top News

WTRF 7News Twitter