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Where is the 2019-2020 Mountaineer basketball team now.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic ending the 2019-20 college basketball season, Mountaineer fans never got to see the final result. The Mountaineers had big momentum ahead of the playoffs, upsetting No. 4 Baylor at home in their final game of the season.

Many of the players on this team have enjoyed great individual success since the end of this season. Here is an update on the composition of this team.

Oscar Tshiebwe: Tshibwe transferred to Kentucky midway through the 2020-21 season, leaving for personal reasons. After his freshman year at Kentucky, it’s safe to say it might have been the best thing for his career, averaging 17.4 points, 15.2 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.8 steals per game in road to being named Consensus Player of the Year. Tshiebwe decided to return to Kentucky for his senior season.

Tshiebwe throws a dunk against TCU.

Derek Culver: Culver left WVU after his junior year, having made the All-Big XII first team and nearly averaging a double-double. He ended up not being drafted and signed with the Indiana Pacers, Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Wisconsin Herd, but hasn’t seen any playing time. He is currently a free agent.

Deuce McBride: Deuce McBride was drafted 36th overall by the New York Knicks in the 2021 NBA Draft. McBride appears to have all the makings of a solid NBA player, appearing in 40 games with the Knicks and averaging 26.8 points and 8.5 assists per game in the four games he played for the Westchester Knicks, the Knicks’ G-League affiliate.

WVU guard Deuce McBride defends OSU guard CJ Walker

McBride guards Ohio State guard CJ Walker.

Jermaine Haley: Haley had success in his career after WVU. He spent his first season in Germany, averaging 5.4 points and 1.1 steals per game. Haley played in seven games for Grand Rapids Gold during the 2021-22 season. He has since played for the London Lightning of the National Basketball League of Canada and recently signed a contract to play in the Canadian Elite Basketball League for the 2022 season.

Emmitt Matthews: Matthews left the Mountaineer program after the 2020-21 season, moving to Washington. After having his best college season there, he has since transferred to WVU.

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Taz Sherman: The 2021-22 All-Big XII guard had pre-draft practice with the Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks.

Sean McNeil: After having a strong outing in 2021-22 with the Mountaineers, McNeil transferred to Ohio State University for his fifth COVID year.

Chase Harler: Harler left the Mountaineers on a high on Baylor game day, proposing to his girlfriend, who said yes, on senior night. He played the 2021–22 season with Jamtland in Sweden’s top league, reaching the league championship.

Jordan McCabe: McCabe traded to UNLV after the 2020-21 season. In his first season at UNLV, McCabe averaged 6.4 points and 4.8 assists. He will be joined by former mountaineer Isaiah Cottrell for the 2022-23 season.

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Gabe Osabuohien: The 2022-23 Big XII defensive player has declared for the 2022 NBA Draft and has had practices with the Wizards and Hornets and is expected to practice for the Cavaliers and Knicks.

Brandon Knapper: Knapper was traded to Western Kentucky for the 2020-21 season. For the 2021–22 season, he played at D-II Cal State San Bernandino where he averaged 20.9 points per game.

Logan Routt: Routt bounced around multiple teams during the 2021-22 season. He started in Turkey’s second tier league, playing for both Akhisar and Final Spor Bursa. He recently played for Nymburk of the Czech Republic Premier League, winning the championship. During the 2021-22 season, the Cameron, West Virginia native averaged 9.2 points and 5.7 rebounds.

West Virginia Mountaineers forward Logan Routt (31) celebrates after the game against the Oklahoma Sooners in the first round of the Big 12 Conference Tournament at the Sprint Center.

Spencer Macke: Macke is not currently involved with the team and is focused on graduating from WVU.