Pursuit of Nebraska junior-college guard indicates WVU expects attrition

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In a sure sign West Virginia basketball coaches anticipate roster attrition, they are recruiting Northeast (Neb.) Community College guard Buay Tuach.

Buay Tuach of Northeast (Neb.) Community College received an offer from West Virginia and plans to visit April 17.

The 6-foot-5 guard plans to visit Morgantown on April 17, according to the Rivals website WVSports.com, after a sophomore season in which he averaged 16.7 points and 6.2 rebounds.

The Mountaineers, who are losing three seniors and have three signees coming aboard, currently have no available scholarships for next season. But coach Bob Huggins told MetroNews “Sportsline” on Tuesday that he expected “maybe one” transfer.

A native of Sudan who moved with his family to Nebraska as a child, Tuach holds scholarship offers from VCU, Middle Tennessee State, Loyola Marymount, St. Bonaventure and Norfolk State.

Rivals writer Keenan Cummings said Tuach, who excelled at attacking the paint, is deciding where to devote his remaining official visits.

He shot 61 percent overall and 39 percent from 3-point range last season, starting every game for a Northeast team that finished 25-7 and narrowly missed out on the NJCAA national tournament. Tuach earned second-team all-conference honors.

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