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West Virginia's basketball roster grew on Tuesday, as former Oregon and Boston College guard Matt Humphrey signed a grant-in-aid to play his final season of eligibility in Morgantown. But the question of who will make way for Humphrey looms large.

The signing of Humphrey, who will be eligible to play immediately for Bob Huggins' squad, puts the Mountaineers at 14 scholarship players -- one above the maximum permitted.

That means there must be subtraction somewhere to make way for the addition. The official WVU directory lists both of the other two signees from the recruiting class of 2012 -- Eron Harris and Terry Henderson -- as enrolled in school.

That leaves the most coveted member of that signing haul, Elijah Macon, to be accounted for. To accommodate Humphrey, either Macon will not be a part of the WVU program or a player currently on the roster will have to depart.

As for Humphrey, he is a 6-foot-5 guard who started 29 games at Boston College last season, averaging 10.3 points per game while playing a team-high 30.3 minutes per contest.

"His size and length will definitely make us a better defensive team on the perimeter and should help us create matchup problems for opposing defenses," coach Bob Huggins said in a statement. "He will give us another 3-point threat, which will enable us to stretch defenses and open up the posts for our inside guys."

Humphrey, who graduated from BC with a degree in human development, also played at Oregon. As a sophomore there, he missed 12 games due to a knee injury, but played in 19 others -- including four starts.


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