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March 28, 2019 at 2:03 pm #87647
WVU Men’s Basketball Team Loses Two More Underclassmen Two more Mountaineer men’s basketball players have reportedly decided to transfer. According to
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Huggins gets to completely remodel. In Huggs I trust.March 28, 2019 at 8:04 pm #87704
I can see up to 4 more leaving: Knapper, Harler, Routt, and Horton.March 28, 2019 at 8:36 pm #87705
Harler has said he wants to stay. Routt will be 4th power forward. He could go down a division,but think he stays. Non-scholarship this year. Depending on how many Huggs signs , he may get his schollie back. Horton is walk on. Hope he stays but if he wants to play could drop a class and do that. I think Knapper stays.March 28, 2019 at 8:42 pm #87707
Not surprised, and I wish them all the best in their future endeavors.March 28, 2019 at 9:53 pm #87710
Lamont West an underclassman? I’m confused.
When I saw the headline I clicked on it looking for a Freshman or Sophomore.March 29, 2019 at 8:27 am #87720
Lamont was a redshirt junior eligibility wise, I believe. He will graduate so he can transfer with immediate eligibility somewhere else.March 29, 2019 at 10:47 am #87737
I can see up to 4 more leaving: Knapper, Harler, Routt, and Horton.
Harler has stated already he is staying. Horton and Routt are walk ons and year to year the walk ons change. I can see Horton leaving for more pt at a DII or DIII school because we have a very good PWO from KY coming in this year. Routt’s leaving would hurt only because he gives us 5 mins and 5 fouls in the paint. Knapper is a conundrum. He can back up at PG but we have McCabe as the starter, Haley and McBride can back up also. Knapper can be a 2G and can hit from 3 but not at the 40%+ mark we really need and his size puts him at a disadvantage along with his slow developing D skills. I still hope he stays.March 29, 2019 at 10:53 am #87740
Lamont was a redshirt junior eligibility wise, I believe. He will graduate so he can transfer with immediate eligibility somewhere else.
It’s just a difference in how the term underclassmen is used. I’ve always defined it as a freshman or sophomore, not a guy finishing his Junior year.March 29, 2019 at 2:27 pm #87755
plural noun: underclassmen
a student in high school or college who is not a senior.March 29, 2019 at 2:27 pm #87756
Perception of the term, then. I guess I always thought of the term meaning “not a senior”. No worries, it’s all good.March 29, 2019 at 2:28 pm #87757
Ha! Greg and I posted at exactly the same time. 🙂March 29, 2019 at 4:30 pm #87785
Great minds think alike MI.March 29, 2019 at 7:09 pm #87792
So for record keeping sake, that leaves us with:
McCabe, Knapper, Harler, Haley, #McBride, (Horton)
Sags, #Oscar, (Routt)
Lets assume we can’t find an immediate contributor at forward and that Sags returns. If true then I’m guessing we will see a fair bit of Haley at “3” and Sags at “4”???March 29, 2019 at 7:11 pm #87793March 30, 2019 at 9:40 am #87837
So for record keeping sake, that leaves us with: McCabe, Knapper, Harler, Haley, #McBride, (Horton) Mathews, Culver Sags, #Oscar, (Routt) Lets assume we can’t find an immediate contributor at forward and that Sags returns. If true then I’m guessing we will see a fair bit of Haley at “3” and Sags at “4”???
Wasn’t it reported that Oscar was told that he would play the 4? I believe OT said that in an interview and that was one of the reasons he chose WVU. Sags away from the paint on D IMO is a mistake. He needs to be there like he was in the Pitt game.March 30, 2019 at 10:55 am #87841
Sags, Culver and OT sounds great but may be a problem…. Huggs could probably make it work; but I think Sags should move on… Where? to the G League or Europe.March 30, 2019 at 4:23 pm #87873
Mex – Sags can definitely play at the 4 offensively, though because of his shot blocking ability, I’d rather have him in the middle on defense at the 5. Culver could likely play a 4 defensively, but he’s going to have to improve some if he has to go out to the perimeter and cover a stretch 4. Though Huggs probably won’t want to overload Tshiebwe with multiple positions right away, he eventually could be as versatile as any of them. He’s got a nice shot (saw him hit a three in the game I was at), and definitely athletic enough to play the four and dare I saw maybe even eventually the three. Maybe I’m dreaming, but I’d love for Huggs to find a way to get all three on the court at the same time – and hopefully he’ll have that option with all three still being on the team next year.March 30, 2019 at 9:10 pm #87903
Wow, Tshiebwe at 3 – that’s an eye opener even if only as a future possibility.
Agree about Sags on D but my comment was more about available bodies and the immense talent of some of the bigger guys. Easy to go to the 3-guard set which is why I say Haley at 3 but minutes still have to get filled in the traditional 4 spot which Culver will almost certainly man as the starter… then who? Unless we get a solid contributor who is 6’7” to 6’9” as a 4 then we will see some creative lineups as I suggest.
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