IOWA CITY, Iowa – Less than two weeks after entering the NCAA transfer portal, former Iowa point guard Joe Toussaint has decided where he will continue playing college basketball.
Toussaint announced Monday on Twitter that he will transfer to West Virginia where he will have two seasons of eligibility.
The Bronx, New York native played three seasons for Iowa, and started the first 21 games this past season before losing the starting position.
Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said last Wednesday on the Hawk Fanatic radio show and podcast that Toussaint wanted assurance that he would play 30 to 35 minutes per game next season, but McCaffery said he couldn’t make that promise.
Toussaint said in his announcement that he was leaving Iowa that he wanted to find a school where he could play a more significant role.
He apparently has found that at West Virginia, which is coached by Bob Huggins and a member of the Big 12 Conference.
Instead of sulking or becoming a distraction after losing his starting position, the lightning quick Toussaint accepted the role and was a force off the bench, especially on defense.
He also played a key role in Iowa’s march to the Big Ten Tournament championship.
The 6-foot Toussaint is one of two Iowa players that entered the transfer portal shortly after the season ended. The other is 6-10 freshman center Josh Ogundele, who reportedly was expected to visit Temple this past weekend.
God’s Timing 🤞🏾
Morgantown we here !!
110 % COMMITTED pic.twitter.com/cMfiYIWEAQ
— Joe Toussaint (@TouTou__5) April 11, 2022