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Former West Virginia forward Volodymyr Gerun will transfer to Portland

Volodymyr Gerun Ronnie Johnson

Purdue guard Ronnie Johnson, right, shoots over West Virginia forward Volodymyr Gerun during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Purdue defeated West Virginia 79-52. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


The third of a trio of players to transfer out of West Virginia has found a new home, with Volodymyr Gerun heading to Portland, according to’s Jeff Goodman.

West Virginia transfer Volo Gerun is headed to Portland and will be eligible immediately, source told CBSSports.

— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) May 13, 2013

In his one season with the Mountaineers, the 6-10, 240-pound Gerun averaged 1.3 points, 0.7 rebounds and played 33 minutes overall, hitting 3-of-13 shots on the season.

Gerun and guards Jabarie Hinds and Aaron Brown announced they would transfer from coach Bob Huggins program in early April. Hinds has since landed at UMass and Brown is headed to St. Joseph’s.

On the west coast, Gerun will join leading scorers Ryan Nicholas and joining junior-to-be center Thomas van der Mars for the Pilots next season.

He will be classified as a junior after being a sophomore in Morgantown, despite spending only one season on campus.

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