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April 2, 2013

3 Mountaineer basketball players plan to transfer

Moves will open up more scholarships

The West Virginia University basketball team saw just two players stroll down the carpet one final time on Senior Day, but that doesn’t mean the team isn’t going to look very different next season.

On Monday, WVU announced that three players — Aaron Brown, Volodymyr Gerun and Jabarie Hinds — have asked for their releases and plan to transfer.

Brown, a 6-foot-5 sophomore guard from Darby, Pa., appeared in 17 games this season, averaging 1.2 points and 0.9 rebounds.

Brown told West Virginia Illustrated that his decision was mostly about playing time.

“I just never played,” he said. “I’m not going to stick around if I’m not going to be playing.”

Gerun, a 6-10 sophomore forward from Dnipropetovsk, Ukraine, played in seven games, averaging 1.3 points and 0.7 rebounds.

Hinds was the most productive of the three. The 5-11 sophomore guard from Mount Vernon, N.Y., played in all 32 games last season and averaged 7.4 points and 1.8 rebounds.

“I just want to say thank you to my teammates and the fans for all the love and support I received,” Hinds posted on his Twitter account Monday. He later posted, “Will always have love for #mountaineernation no matter what!”

With the departures, WVU will have plenty of room to bring in the four signees of the 2013 recruiting class — Devin Williams, Brandon Watkins, Elijah Macon and Nathan Adrian — and the moves will also open up two additional scholarships.

One of those could go to West Virginia high school player of the year Donté Grantham. WVU head coach Bob Huggins was in Charleston at the state championship game watching the Martinsburg senior, who has a scholarship offer from Clemson, among others.

Grantham will be in Beckley on April 13, playing with the four who have already signed as part of the Little General all-star team that will take the floor for the national matchup at the Scott Brown Memorial Classic.

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