Emmitt Matthews ChoosesWVU West Virginia added its sixth new scholarship player and seventh overall in the Class of 2018 when West Coast swingman Emmi
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And we knew this was coming. This will be one of the most talented and prolly the deepest team I can remember. Now hope that Sags comes back. We’ll know at the end of the month.
Expected but good now committed.
Just spoke with Matthews again. Really impressed with him. Spoke of WVU’s top tier status as a hoops destination, and looks forward to helping across the board. He sees his versatility as his biggest strength.
He’s already developed relationships with McCabe, Doomes, Bolden and Sags, and is looking forward to coming to WVU in the summer. Hasn’t set a date yet, but he said it will be soon.
This gives Huggs great flexibility at all positions. I don’t see a player on the team that couldn’t be classified in the top 8 or 9 on most teams in the past. These guys are going to fight for pt. It may be that Huggs has a starting 5 and a 6th & 7th man and another starting 5 and a 6th & 7th man. AND guys that can play multiple positions.
Scary thing is that there is only 1 SR on this team. Although if Sags comes back he prolly will go after his JR year and Harler may be a SR Grad transfer.
Think about this lineup
PG – Haley
SG – Matthews
SF – Esa
PF – Culver
PF – Sags
This would make the Kentucky lineup of a couple years ago look small.
We had only 2 seniors on this year’s roster, but turned over half the roster…
“Walk-on Taevon Horton is also slated to join WVU for the 2018-19 season, which means the Mountaineers will have turned over more than half its roster from a season ago.”
Look at the versatility of this team
PG — McCabe, Bolden, Knapper, Haley, Matthews
SG — Bolden, Knapper, Harler, Doomes, Haley, Matthews
SF — Ahmad, West, Haley, Matthews
PF — Harris, West, Culver, Sags, Haley, Matthews
C — Sags, Gordon, Culver
Sags playing some at PF with Gordon or Culver in the lineup also to get him some experience and ready for the NBA next year.
Only players that look like they are really one position players are McCabe at 1, Esa at 3, and Gordon at 5.
Are McCabe and Esa really “locked in” to one spot. McCabe recently 15 for 15 in 3-pt shooting contest and hit 72% to win Beckley all-star game 3-pt. contest. Shot 3 well in high school and used his ball-handling to lose his defender. Esa played PF last year. As Huggs said when disappointed in Esa’s play, “He should be best PF in B12.”