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West Virginia Junior Guard Lamont West Is Reportedly Transferring

Bob Huggins sitting on a stool.

SAN DIEGO, CA - MARCH 18: Head coach Bob Huggins of the West Virginia Mountaineers reacts as they take on the Marshall Thundering Herd in the first half during the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Viejas Arena on March 18, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

The NCAA transfer portal is open for college basketball, and top players from programs around the country are submitting their names rather quickly. It appears the next impact player looking to change schools this offseason is Lamont West.

West is coming off the best season of his collegiate career at West Virginia. The junior averaged 11.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Mountaineers.

Losing West would leave Bob Huggins without a reliable scoring option, while also taking experience off the team. Considering that West Virginia owned a 15-21 record this past season, it can really afford to have top players transfer.

Nonetheless, the Mountaineers will have to brace for West's departure, as college hoops insider Jeff Goodman broke the news.

West Virginia will also lose Trey Doomes, who also entered his name into the transfer portal. Doomes didn't receive much playing time in his freshman season, and it's clear he is ready to move on from the Mountaineers.

This is turning into a devastating offseason for West Virginia, as it will also lose James Bolden. Despite playing only 18 games this past season, the junior forward averaged 12.2 points per game on 34.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

As for West, he'll probably be one of the more appealing targets on the transfer market.

We'll see if any other players on the Mountaineers decide to leave the program in the coming weeks.