Teddy Allen Leaving WVU For Wichita State
It didn’t take Teddy Allen long to find a new home.
Less than a week after the Mountaineer freshman forward announced he was leaving WVU’s men’s basketball team, he revealed via Twitter that he was transferring to Wichita State.
“I have committed to Coach (Gregg) Marshall and Wichita State University,” tweeted Allen. “I want to thank everyone who’s supported me throughout this process and my freshman year. Can’t wait to get to work in Wichita! All the glory to my Lord and Savior!”
Allen will have to sit out the coming season per NCAA transfer rules, and he would then have three seasons of eligibility remaining. The 6-foot-5 forward averaged 7.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per game playing in 35 of West Virginia’s 37 contests. He sat out contests against Kansas and Texas.
The Mesa, Ariz., native enjoyed a strong NCAA Tournament, averaging 11.3 points in helping WVU advance to the Sweet 16.
He played nearly 12 minutes per game on the season, shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 73.8 percent from the free throw line, though he managed to make just 3-of-25 three-point attempts (12 percent).
Allen is one of three underclassmen who is departing the Mountaineer men’s basketball team this spring. Junior guard D’Angelo Hunter is transferring to Nicholls State, while sophomore forward Maciej Bender is also leaving WVU, though it is still unclear where he is headed.
West Virginia has already signed five recruits for this class – Derek Culver, Trey Doomes, Andrew Gordon, Jermaine Haley and Jordan McCabe – who are expected to enroll at WVU this summer. A sixth prospect, 6-foot-7 guard Emmit Matthews, could also join this group of newcomers. The Tacoma, Wash., native took an official visit to West Virginia this past weekend and could announce his decision very soon.
The Mountaineers are also still awaiting a decision from Sagaba Konate, who is mulling over his NBA fate. The sophomore center has until June 11 to decide whether to remove himself from the draft.