Freshman forward Mouhamed Gueye has withdrawn from the transfer portal and will return to the Washington State Cougars program. He was largely considered a top transfer target and despite receiving interest from other programs, he decides to return to Washington State. The freshman forward tested the 2022 NBA Draft process earlier in the offseason, but withdrew and began the transfer portal process. His focus now will be to potentially get ready for the 2023 NBA Draft.
Source: Mouhamed Gueye is returning to Washington State and has removed his name from the transfer portal.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 7, 2022
As a freshman with the Washington State Cougars, Mouhamed Gueye averaged 7.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks per game. His rebounds per game finished second on the team this past season. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 49.1 percent and a three-point percentage of 28 percent. Gueye showcased a lot of potential on the floor and could be one of the better forwards in the PAC-12 next season. This is a big return for the Cougars and could help them potentially contend in the conference next season. Hard work will still need to be done on the court despite the potential.
Big day for Washington State. Mouhamed Gueye, one of the best available transfers, withdrew his name from the portal. Washington State also secured a commitment from Tennessee transfer Justin Powell. ESPN news story with more details: https://t.co/hL5TOUD2VU
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 7, 2022
Mouhamed Gueye got feedback from the NBA while in the draft process and can use that next season to get better on the court. Improving his draft stock will likely be his main goal, but that will help the Washington State Cougars win more games next season. This is great news for the program and will make fans more excited for next season.