Ahmad, Harris dismissed from West Virginia basketball team

West Virginia's men's basketball program announced this evening the dismissal of two players from its program.

No further information was provided, but the impact was definite: the time for two of the Mountaineers' top men's basketball players at WVU has come to an end. Coming into Morgantown next season is five-star center Oscar Tshiebwe, the highest-ranked recruit to ever join West Virginia, and the promising trio of of Derek Culver, Lamont West and James Bolden should be a year older and more equipped to win at the level fans are accustomed to seeing under legendary coach Huggins.

The Mountaineers have dismissed senior forward Esa Ahmad, a 6-foot-8 forward out of OH, and senior forward Wesley Harris, a 6-foot-8 product out of Mississippi.

Ahmad, the lone senior on the team, was averaging 12 points and 5.8 rebounds per game and had appeared in every game but one this season.

Junior forward Wesley Harris started 54 games in his two seasons at West Virginia.

Ahmad is a senior whose collegiate eligibility is due to expire at the end of this season, but Harris was a fourth-year junior who will have a year of college eligibility remaining in the 2019-20 season. They average 28 and 25 minutes per game, respectively. It appears nearly certain that Harris will not be spending his final college year at WVU.

West Virginia's already endured a brutal season with an injury to star shot-blocker Sagaba Konate looming over a 10-14 campaign.

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