The NCAA has approved a transfer waiver request for TyQuane Goard, who has been added to the WVU men’s basketball roster, coach Bob Huggins announced today.
Goard, a 6-foot-7, 210-pound senior forward, will be eligible to compete for the Mountaineers this season. A Charleston native, Goard graduated from Marshall in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences. He will pursue a master’s degree at WVU in athletic coaching education.
“With the injury to Brandon Watkins, TyQuane adds much-needed depth and athleticism to the front line,” said Huggins. “His athleticism and skill set are well suited to our style of play.”
In 2013-14, Goard played in 31 of 33 games, making 16 starts for Marshall. He averaged 6.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. His best performance came vs. Arkansas State when he scored 21 points and was 11-of-13 from the free throw line, while bringing down a game-high 13 rebounds. Goard finished with the season with 22 blocks and 27 steals.
Goard played his freshman season at Ohio University, where he averaged 1.7 points, 1.5 rebounds and blocked six shots while appearing in 29 games for the Bobcats.
Goard was an All-Mountain State Athletic Conference First Team selection as a senior at George Washington High. He led his team to a 52-37 upset of No. 2 seed Morgantown in the state semifinals and then defeated No. 1 seed Wheeling Park in the state championship game 55-54. He led all scorers with 19 points in the title game.
Goard is enrolled at WVU and is currently practicing with the team for its upcoming trip to the Bahamas.