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Report: Jabarie Hinds to transfer to UMass

Apr 25, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

Texas Tech's Robinson tries to steal the ball from West Virginia's Hinds during the NCAA men's Big 12 basketball tournament in Kansas City, Missouri Reuters

West Virginia transfer Jabarie Hinds has found a landing spot, according to a report from ZagsBlog.com.

The 5-foot-11 point guard and former top 100 recruit is headed to UMass, where he will have to sit out the 2013-2014 season before finishing up his final two seasons of eligibility.

“I gained a good relationship with coach[Derek] Kellogg and I felt that’s the best place for me,” Hinds told SNY.tv. “I’ve learned a lot of stuff. When I get back on the court I will be straight business trying to make an impact for my team and trying to win some games wherever I’m at.”

Hinds averaged 7.4 points and 1.6 assists for the Mountaineers this year, but it wasn’t enough to help WVU avoid a losing season. With Chaz Williams graduating after next season, Kellogg has found himself a suitable replacement.

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