Taz Sherman To Return To WVU

West Virginia guard Taz Sherman hits a jumper over Oklahoma's Elijah Harkless (Photo Ty Russell)

One of West Virginia’s roster questions for the 2021-22 men’s basketball season has been answered — and in a positive way.

Taz Sherman will return to the Mountaineers in 2021-22 for his fifth season of eligibility, head coach Bob Huggins announced today.

Sherman, a native of Missouri City, Texas, averaged 13.4 points per game in 2020-21, starting six of 28 games played. He shot 41.3% from the field, 35.9% from 3-point range and 87.3% from the free throw line. Sherman was second on the team with 47 3-point field goals made and was named to the All-Big 12 Honorable Mention team. He had 21 games in double figures, including a career-high 26 points against Baylor on March 2.

West Virginia guard Taz Sherman floats a shot home in the lane

“We are thrilled to have Taz back for another season of Mountaineer basketball,” Huggins said. “He went from scoring five points a game in his first season with us to scoring more than 13 points per game last season. Taz explored his options in a professional manner, while finishing his bachelor’s degree in May. Taz is a leader on and off the court, and he will provide us with veteran leadership this season.”

Sherman earned his bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies from WVU last month. He will pursue a master’s degree from West Virginia in this coming academic year.

With his return, West Virginia now awaits decisions from fellow guard Sean McNeil and Deuce McBride. The Mountaineers have seven scholarship returnees from last year’s team on next year’s roster, including Sherman, Kedrian Johnson, Gabe Osabuohien, Jalen Bridges, Isaiah Cottrell, Seny Ndiaye and Taj Thweatt. Freshmen scholarship players Seth Wilson and Kobe Johnson have been admitted to school, and are expected to be joined by by transfers Dimon Carrigan, Malik Curry and Pauly Paulicap.

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    That is excellent news.  Had he left that slot would not have been able to be filled.  IMO his D and also slashing ability on the drive is more valuable than his outside shooting.  Adding a shooter @ .350 from 3 is easier than adding a G that can D like Huggs wants.   Great news……


    That’s 13. How many can we carry this season?


    I think he made the right decision.  I’m trying to be as objective as possible.  Taz could put up some big numbers next year if Deuce doesn’t return.


    MountainMama. 15 this year.  13 normal plus the two sr’s that could return for another season because of the COVID rule.  Taz and Gabe.


    I look for Taz to have a really big year next year.  Improving in all the areas where he stumbled occasionally.  A little more careful with the ball, not losing his man on defense being the main areas in my opinion.  He was shooting over 40% from 3 if I remember correctly before he got hurt (sick?, I can’t remember exactly) and never quite regained that shot.  I think Taz still has a ways to go to reach his full potential and I expect him to take a giant step in that direction this year.

    If both McBride and McNeil come back next year, and I fully expect McNeil to, then I think people will be comparing our guards to Baylor’s from this past season.


    He doe not count against the roster because he’s a senior and is using the free year the NCAA gave him because of the virus.


    1 down 2 to go.   Taz a big one as he does many things on the court.


    Great day to be a Mountaineer…


    I’m feeling pretty good about Sean returning (85% chance) but not nearly as confident about Deuce (25%).


    Would really like to see Deuce come back.  So hard for guards to crack the NBA.


    What is the drop dead date for Sean and Deuce to make their decision?


    we should know by mid july


    July 7. So, still a potential long wait. Watching to see if either or both are selected to the NBA Draft combine, which would be a minimum marker that would indicate at least a chance of being picked — although some really top prospects would not participate in it.


    That 7/7 date is way too late.  Screwing up recruiting, team development and just killing us as fans. 😉 NCAA could and should set a date that works for college programs.  Don’t let the NBA call the shot.

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