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  • #58036

    Are we done Recruiting for the 2018
    season in basketball. I see where a 6-7
    Guard was in Morgantown. I think he was
    From a junior college.

    #58042

    Depends on Ahmad and Konate.

    #58049

    While WVU currently meets its maximum scholarship number of 13, if Konate and Ahmad both return, you never say never in terms of adding another recruit. Obviously if Konate and/or Ahmad decide to go pro and not return, Huggins would have another scholarship or two at his disposal. But if there is a recruit out there who could make the Mountaineers better than next year’s current roster, than Huggins has to take a long, hard look at that.

    #58057

    Unfortunately, it seems rare for a JUCO player to help the first season he is in the program. We need Konate back and Ahmad will certainly help with depth.

    #58104

    At this moment we have 13 on schollie…. That is if Routt returns as a schollie player. All of the pundits on all of the other boards seem to think that we will (should) land Matthews or Haley. Thus Routt would go back to walk on. Others think we will land 2 more and another will leave along with Routt as a walk on. Bandoo is still out there.

    Nobody knows for sure.

    #58122

    There’s no surety here, because no one knows what Ahmad and Konate will decide, or if Matthews or Haley want to commit and WVU doesn’t have an immediate place for one or both without someone leaving for the NBA or making the scholarship move. Those are the options, but there is nothing set. We will have to wait for the first domino to fall before seeing how things might play out.

    #58194

    A few weeks ago when West Virginia sophomore basketball player Sagaba Konate announced that he was entering his name in the NBA draft, most thought he was going to just test the waters, get some feedback from pro coaches and would ultimately return to WVU for his junior season.

    West Virginia forward Sagaba Konate
    Konate still has not closed the door on a return to college, but some with the Mountaineers are now starting to worry that the 6-foot-8, 250-pound center is leaning toward moving on to the professional ranks this year.

    Because he has not yet hired an agent, Konate is still eligible to pull his name out of the NBA draft pool, as long as he does so by June 11. The draft itself takes place on June 21. There are currently 54 underclassmen who have declared for the NBA draft and have hired agents, meaning they are not returning to college. Another 86 underclassmen have also declared but not hired agent, like Konate and fellow Mountaineer Esa Ahmad, a junior forward, and thus they are eligible to return to college.

    And that list does not include graduating seniors or the international players, all of whom will be fighting to be one of the 60 overall selections in the upcoming two-round NBA draft.

    It doesn’t appear that Konate’s NBA stock has really changed much since he announced his availability for the draft last month. Most analysts still regard him as a late second round pick, at best. But reportedly some members of Sagaba’s circle are encouraging him to remain in the draft and take his chances this year in the NBA, or if that doesn’t work out, to play professionally in the G-League or overseas.

    The wisdom of that move is certainly debatable, but this is a decision Konate supposedly is struggling with right now. Previously there seemed very little doubt he’d be back at WVU for another season. Now that question is up in the air.

    #58195

    There’s no surety here, because no one knows what Ahmad and Konate will decide, or if Matthews or Haley want to commit and WVU doesn’t have an immediate place for one or both without someone leaving for the NBA or making the scholarship move. Those are the options, but there is nothing set. We will have to wait for the first domino to fall before seeing how things might play out.

    We have 4 LOI’s now. 2 SR’s leaving. Hunter and Bender. Isn’t Routt scheduled to go back as a walk on? That’s 1 schollie for either Haley or Matthews. If both come on board we would have to make another move.

    #58196

    If Sags inner circle is telling him to come out this year …… he needs a new inner circle. If he goes overseas or the G league he won’t get the exposure he will get taking WVU deep into the dance. How many kids move from G league to an NBA team every year vs the number that get drafted that year?

    #58217

    There’s no surety here, because no one knows what Ahmad and Konate will decide, or if Matthews or Haley want to commit and WVU doesn’t have an immediate place for one or both without someone leaving for the NBA or making the scholarship move. Those are the options, but there is nothing set. We will have to wait for the first domino to fall before seeing how things might play out.

    We have 4 LOI’s now. 2 SR’s leaving. Hunter and Bender. Isn’t Routt scheduled to go back as a walk on? That’s 1 schollie for either Haley or Matthews. If both come on board we would have to make another move.

    Has Matthews show or stated any interest in WVU or is this just wishful thinking?

    #58373

    Nobody, probably not even Matthews knows how this will end, but latest word is he plans to play some summer AAU ball to seek more offers. Since WVU offered before and after his UConn experience and McCabe is a good friend who has been recruiting him from what I’ve heard, it doesn’t look like WVU’s offer has been met with much enthusiasm.

    #58376

    There’s no surety here, because no one knows what Ahmad and Konate will decide, or if Matthews or Haley want to commit and WVU doesn’t have an immediate place for one or both without someone leaving for the NBA or making the scholarship move. Those are the options, but there is nothing set. We will have to wait for the first domino to fall before seeing how things might play out.

    We have 4 LOI’s now. 2 SR’s leaving. Hunter and Bender. Isn’t Routt scheduled to go back as a walk on? That’s 1 schollie for either Haley or Matthews. If both come on board we would have to make another move.

    Scheduled? No. Potentially? Maybe. I know people want a definitive answer, but there is not a definitive answer until we get Esa’s and Sags’ decisions, and potential commit decisions from the 3-4 recruits still in play.

    #58377

    If Sags inner circle is telling him to come out this year …… he needs a new inner circle. If he goes overseas or the G league he won’t get the exposure he will get taking WVU deep into the dance. How many kids move from G league to an NBA team every year vs the number that get drafted that year?

    Have to remember that we are looking at it from our perspective, while others have a different view. It’s not a ton of people urging him to go, however.

    The numbers moving up from G-League probably aren’t great. I’ll try to look for some of those numbers after baseball coverage.

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