Former West Virginia guard Jordan McCabe is heading to UNLV.
McCabe spent three seasons at WVU before entering the NCAA’s transfer portal two days after the Mountaineers’ season-ending loss to Syracuse.
On Thursday, the 6-foot McCabe offered his commitment to UNLV, where he will play for first-year Rebels’ head coach Kevin Kruger. Kruger is the son of recently retired Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger.
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McCabe’s decision to transfer didn’t come as a surprise considering his playing time decreased in each of his three seasons at West Virginia.
This past season, with guards Miles “Deuce” McBride, Sean McNeil and Taz Sherman all averaging double figure scoring and at least 24 minutes per game, McCabe’s opportunities diminished.
Most recently, as a junior, McCabe averaged 2.2 points and played 10.9 minutes per contest, starting in five of his 28 games played.
While McNeil and Sherman have entered the NBA draft process and McBride could do the same, all three are eligible to return to West Virginia.
McCabe, a native of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, started in 29 of 31 games played as a sophomore, when he averaged 3.1 points and 13.5 minutes. When the Mountaineers struggled to a 15-21 record in McCabe’s freshman season, he had averages of 5.8 points and 18.5 minutes, while starting in 15 of 35 appearances.
McCabe came to WVU the same year as Emmitt Matthews Jr. and Derek Culver, and not long after McCabe announced he was entering the portal, Matthews did the same.
If McCabe opts to use his free year of eligibility from this season, he will have two years remaining.
The Rebels, members of the Mountain West Conference, finished 12-15 this season.