Jordan McCabe, 2016 state tournament
Jordan McCabe at the 2016 WIAA state tournament. KCN photo

KAUKAUNA — KHS graduate and former state basketball player of the year Jordan McCabe has announced he has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal and will be leaving the University of West Virginia.

The junior guard, who he will graduate in the spring, announced his decision Tuesday on Twitter.

“This has been easily the hardest decision I have ever had to make in my life, but it is a leap of faith I believe I have to take,” McCabe wrote. “Thank you Mountaineer Nation, I wall always love you.”

The Mountaneers entered this year’s NCAA men’s basketball team as a No. 3 seed, but lost 75-72 to Syracuse in the second round.

McCabe’s playing time has dwindled each season since his arrival in 2018 as a highly touted freshman after leading the Ghosts to a state basketball championship.

He played in 35 games as a freshman, starting 15. He averaged 5.8 points per game and led the team in assists with 88.

This year, he played in every game, starting five and averaging 2.2 points per game.

The transfer portal is run by the NCAA to guide players seeking a new team through the transfer process.

Kaukauna’s Jordan McCabe leads the Ghosts to a 2018 WIAA state basketball championship. Dan Plutchak/KCN photo

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.