The Mountaineer men’s basketball team still has a scholarship available for the 2020-21 season, but that doesn’t mean it is going to fill that opening
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Who will split time at power forward/center…depends on how fast Cottrell picks up the system.
Cottrell is going to be needed to provide depth at the 4/5. He’s not going to have to start, but he’s played at a high level in the prep world, so asking him to play 15 or so minutes a game behind Culver, Tshiebwe and Osabuohien should be too big a task. Also don’t forget that WVU played a small lineup at times last year which then had Matthews or Jermaine Haley playing the four, so the Mountaineers can do that again this year with Matthews, Jalen Bridge and Taj Thweat all capable of playing that spot when WVU goes small. West Virginia’s depth at the 4/5 should be fine this year. It’s going to need some help there, though, for 2021-22, so that’s going to have to be a recruiting focus for the next class.
West Virginia’s depth at the 4/5 should be fine this year. It’s going to need some help there, though, for 2021-22, so that’s going to have to be a recruiting focus for the next class.
Thus the need to look to fill that 13th with a big that has 3-4 years to play. Perfect scenario would be to bring in a kid that can/has to sit. Let him learn/develop behind Culver/Oscar for a year. Let him practice against them for this year and be ready to go next. Going into the 21-22 season with only 2 seasoned bigs for the 4/5 …… and possibly only 1 if Derek decides to go after the cash …… is a little scary. Yes, we can go small with Matthews, Bridges, Thweatt covering the 3/4, but is that the best scenario?
Adding a big is the fall back to not getting a true PG. Is not using that schollie really what is best for this team? Of course Shane isn’t paying me $3.5M for my opinion.