Former Arkansas forward Gabe Osabuohien has transferred to West Virginia, coach Bob Huggins announced on Wednesday.
Osabuohien was recently dismissed by Razorbacks coach Eric Musselman. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
“Gabe’s a player who can come in and can make an immediate impact to our team defensively,” Huggins said in a news release. “He’s accustomed to a fast style of play pressing and running from his days at Arkansas. His athleticism and toughness will be an addition to the frontline as well as being a capable shooter to help spread the defense.”
The 6-foot-7 Osabuohien averaged 3.1 points and 3.2 rebounds in 34 games last season as a sophomore. He played in 54 games (eight starts) in two seasons with the Razorbacks and averaged 2.4 points and 2.5 rebounds.
No reason was stated for Osabuohien’s dismissal from Arkansas.