MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia freshman guard Trey Doomes entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal Monday and plans to leave the program.
In a Tweet that confirmed his transfer, Doomes thanked the school’s fans “and everyone who believed in me throughout the season. … I’m glad I was able to build strong relationships with teammates I now call my brothers.”
He becomes the third West Virginia underclassmen to transfer in the past two months. Guard Beetle Bolden left in February as a high ankle sprain threatened to keep him out for the rest of the season. Forward Wes Harris, who was dismissed from the team on Feb. 11 for violating athletics department policy, is on pace to graduate in May and will have a season of eligibility remaining.
A freshman from Acworth, Ga., Doomes played in 12 games and averaged 2.2 points per game this season. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins had planned to redshirt Doomes while holding him out of the first 15 games, but Doomes appeared Jan. 12 against Oklahoma State.
He did not see any action in the Mountaineers’ last five games, but did score seven points in games against TCU and Oklahoma during the regular season.
The Mountaineers open play in the CBI against Grand Canyon on Wednesday night.
Doomes’ transfer opens up a scholarship next season for a WVU recruiting class that could grow before the spring signing period begins April 17. The Mountaineers, with the return of forward Sagaba Konate and incoming recruits Miles McBride and Oscar Tshiebwe, were at the NCAA’s scholarship limit of 13 before Doomes’ announcement.