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Efe Abogidi enters the transfer portal

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Bummer.

NCAA Basketball: Oregon at Washington State James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday, Efe Abogidi announced he would declare for the NBA Draft while retaining his college eligibility. On Friday, we learned that college eligibility won’t involve WSU, as Abogidi announced he was entering the transfer portal.

Abogidi, who averaged 8.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game, has two years of eligibility remaining. He could impress scouts enough that he stays in the NBA Draft, but he could also transfer to another team or play overseas. Should anyone wish that someone would have stepped up with some NIL deal for Abogidi, remember: foreign players aren’t eligible for NIL deals, which is a shame.

This leaves with WSU featuring two big men in Dishon Jackson and Mouhamed Gueye. As Bryce pointed out this week, there are plenty of options in the transfer portal. Whether Kyle Smith and Co. land any of them remains to be seen.

WSU could land a high school recruit, too, as Bryce pointed out. I mean, how does a four-star, seven-footer sound? Because one of them—Adrame Diongue—visited Pullman on Wednesday. Hope he’s OK with snow in April!

With Abogidi’s departure, WSU has four scholarships available for next season, so Smith will definitely be busy this spring and summer.

So fare thee well, Abogidi. We’ll always have this:

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Washington State forward Efe Abogidi, already in the NBA draft pool, enters the NCAA's transfer portal | The Spokesman-Review
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