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Injured West Virginia guard James Bolden removed from roster

March 7, 2019

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s already thin roster has shrunk even further with the departure of guard James “Beetle” Bolden.

Bolden, who has not played since late January with a sprained ankle, is no longer with the team. A West Virginia basketball spokesman did not elaborate Thursday when asked about Bolden’s removal from the roster. Coach Bob Huggins said last month that Bolden would miss the rest of the season.

Bolden averaged 12.2 points this season. He is set to graduate in May.

West Virginia (12-18, 4-13 Big 12) will play its regular-season finale Saturday at Oklahoma State (11-19, 4-13) without four of the team’s top six scorers.

Huggins last month kicked forwards Wes Harris and Esa Ahmad off the team for violating team rules. Forward Sagaba Konate hasn’t played since December due to a knee injury.