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West Virginia freshman cleared after “medical conditions” addressed

Bob Huggins



After spending the summer being limited, West Virginia freshman Brandon Knapper is getting back on the floor.

Knapper has “been cleared to fully participate in all basketball activities this season” after “some medical conditions were addressed,” the school announced Monday.

The school did not disclose the health concern, but WV MetroNews previously reported that Knapper had a blood clot that kept him off the floor but still allowed him to take part in offseason conditioning.

Health issues have been no stranger to Knapper, a 6-foot guard. He missed all of last season after suffering a knee injury that required surgery. This season, he’s expected to be a significant contributor to the Mountaineers as Bob Huggins lost point guard to Jevon Carter to graduation.

Knapper will compete for minutes at the one with freshman Jordan McCabe, a top-150 recruiting 2018, as well as Jermaine Haley, a 6-foot-7 junior college transfer that is expected to play both guard positions.