West Virginia’s Basketball Team Is Getting A Lot of Love From ESPN’s BPI

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    West Virginia’s Basketball Team Is Getting A Lot of Love From ESPN’s BPI It’s awfully early to start rating basketball teams. After all, college hoops
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    this is HUGE accolades from a media outlet that hates us.

    #65839

    Well, know you are joking with that last comment!

    But, the preseason BPI is pretty basic. Returnees, with an extra credit for those that played a lot, credit for good coaches, and some pluses for ranking high in the recruiting class. Definitely formulaic, and no real ground-breaking stuff here from ESPN, but it’s still nice to get the publicity.

    #65938

    Was I joking????? Hmmmm ….. Well ……. Maybe, or maybe not. Until you bring back the burleywood we’ll never know.

    But great BPI rating or not, this team has the potential to make a deep run. We know what we have in the front court. Sags is a monster, Culver has huge potential, Harris is growing, West caught the eye of the NBA scouts. Esa has something to prove if he is going to make a career of it and from the early postings it seems like he’s got his head on right. Add a JC C and a 3rd year walk on/schollie into the mix and we have the deepest bigs we’ve ever had. At least 5 of the 7 could potentially be starters.

    Back court is a mystery. Only G with any experience may be riding the end of the bench, but could be the most valuable in terms of getting this team ready. 3pt ability is enhanced with the new guys coming in. 3 true PG’s available. Passing potential galore. We will surly miss the leadership of JC and Dax and I seriously doubt there will be any duo in the near future that can compare to their D. But……. the depth and versatility of the 7 G types we have this coming year is exciting. A couple of smurfs with great ball handling skills to a couple very big 2G’s that can play multiple positions and create matchup problems. Even if most of our bigs would go down with injuries, we could easily go to a 3G and even 4G Nova type set with the size we have now at G.

    It will be interesting to see where the too early polls place us this year.

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