The West Virginia Mountaineers will have to replace one of their top scorers from this season. According to Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, sophomore guard Eron Harris has asked for and been granted his release from the team, leaving him free to transfer to another school.
The Mountaineers underwhelmed in the 2013-14 season, finishing with a 17-16 record and losing in the first round of the NIT, but Harris was one of their more important players. The 6'3, 195-pound guard averaged 17.2 points per game, second only to Juwan Staten. Harris was a three-star recruit out of Indianapolis and became a critical part of the team's offense in his second year.
West Virginia was hoping to take a step forward next season with Harris and Staten part of the core, along with sophomore guard Terry Henderson and freshman big man Devin Williams. Harris will be a big loss to a program that's been stuck in neutral since reaching the Final Four in 2010.