Emmanuel Okpomo enters NCAA transfer portal, joins Jahcobi Neath

Emmanuel Okpomo was the first prep commitment Steve Forbes landed at Wake Forest. Last June, the 3-star center picked Wake Forest over offers from VCU, Virginia Tech, Houston and UConn. Okpomo was initially signed to South Florida; however, he was released from that commitment in April 2020.

As Conor O’Neill notes, Okpomo didn’t feature heavily into Wake Forest’s rotation this season. The 6-foot-10 center appeared in only 14 games: 16 total points (55.6 FG%), 24 rebounds and 11 blocks.

Okpomo is the second Wake Forest player with plans to enter the transfer portal. Sophomore combo guard Jahcobi Neath, who struggled this season, will also enter the portal.

Last offseason, Neath was considered was one bigger re-recruiting gets for Forbes, who convinced Neath to stay in the program.