MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Sophomore guard Aaron Brown, who played in 32 games as a freshman but appeared in only 17 games last season, will transfer from the West Virginia basketball program.
Brown’s departure was expected to be the first of several as coach Bob Huggins retools his roster following the Mountaineers’ 13-19 finish.
The 6-foot-5 Brown was a three-star prospect when he signed with WVU over Temple, St. Joseph’s, La Salle and Richmond.
He averaged 15 minutes per game as a freshman, producing 4.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and shooting 38 percent from the field. Brown’s lone start as a rookie came in the 2012 NCAA tournament loss to Gonzaga.
He appeared more sporadically this past season, when his playing time dwindled to 6.2 minutes per game and he averaged 1.2 points and 0.9 rebounds. His shooting dipped to 24 percent.
Brown started against Marist and Davidson during WVU’s trip to Orlando for the Old Spice Classic last November. His final start came against Virginia Tech on Dec. 8, when he made a 3-pointer in the first four minutes and then spent the remainder of the 68-67 win on the bench.
Huggins has signed four incoming freshmen and said he is seeking another signee or two.