Virginia loses 3rd basketball player to transfer portal

Feb 29, 2020; Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; Virginia Cavaliers forward Justin McKoy (4) celebrates while leaving the court after the Cavaliers game against the Duke Blue Devils at John Paul Jones Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia sophomore forward Justin McKoy entered the NCAA transfer portal Tuesday, becoming the third Cavaliers player to do so since the season ended.

“Although I am entering the portal, the many things I have learned and gained will continue to assist my navigation on and off the court,” McKoy wrote on social media. “I wish my teammates and this staff nothing but the best. They are all still considered family! Thank you UVA and thank you Charlottesville.”

The 6-foot-8 North Carolina native played in 19 games (four starts) in 2020-21, averaging 3.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 11.3 minutes. McKoy averaged 1.0 points and 1.1 rebounds in 14 games as a freshman in 2019-20.

The fourth-seeded Cavaliers (18-7) lost to No. 13 seed Ohio in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 20.

Freshman guard Jabri Abdur-Rahim entered the portal Monday and sophomore guard Casey Morsell announced his decision to transfer last week.

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–Field Level Media