Teddy Allen Latest Departure For WVU Men’s Hoops Team

Teddy Allen Latest Departure For WVU Men’s Hoops Team


The roster of the West Virginia’s men’s basketball team has had more arrivals and departures than Grand Central Station this spring, and the changes continued today when rising sophomore Teddy Allen announced his decision to transfer.

Allen had an excellent freshman season for the Mountaineers, averaging 7.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. His effort while playing was good, but his ability to follow instructions and listen to the coach staff caused an absence in midseason. He was pulled from the Texas Tech game after showing insubordination, and sat out contests against Kansas and Texas to reinforce the message.

Head coach Bob Huggins, who weathered similar instances midway through his WVU career, noted that he often has to set standards early so behavior doesn’t become a problem later on.

“It’s better to lay the law down early so they can understand,” the veteran coach said. “When you tell them something and draw the line, and they don’t recognize where the line is, then you have to teach them what the line means.”

That’s not a sunggie – it’s two NCAA towels keeping Teddy Allen covered

Allen appeared to respond to that message, as he did return to the lineup, but some of the zest and enjoyment he had shown early in the season wasn’t as evident down the stretch. There were additional outbursts, that, while not severe, indicated that he wasn’t 100% happy with his situation.He has not indicated a transfer destination.

Whatever the ultimate reasons for the departure, there is no doubt that this will be a hit for the Mountaineers to absorb. While his perimeter shooting was still a big work in progress, Allen was a creative scorer who could get shots away inside, no matter the size or length of the foe. No other guard or wing could match that ability, and using Allen in that role gave WVU some different looks it could use to create mismatches.

Allen averaged almost 12 minutes per game, shooting 46.7% from the field and 73.8% from the free throw line. His departure again balances up the ingress and egress of West Virginia’s roster. Five new signees are expected in Morgantown over the summer, with graduates Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles, along with transfers Allen, Maciej Bender and D’Angelo Hunter exiting the program.

WVU is still awaiting a decision for Sagaba Konate, who is still in the NBA Draft process, to announce his intentions. He has until June 11 to decide whether to remove himself from the draft. West Virginia also remains in the recruiting hunt for guard Emmitt Matthews, so changes to the roster may still not be complete.

 

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    Teddy Allen Latest Departure For WVU Men’s Hoops Team The roster of the  West Virginia’s men’s basketball team has had more arrivals and departures th
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    #58945

    Was hoping that he had bought into
    Huggs and his system. O’well.

    #58948

    Potential is there but he has to be willing to fit in a team concept. He has decided not to do that at WV. Hope he understands he needs to do it somewhere. Teddy free wheeling isn’t going to get him very far.

    #58949

    Best wishes to him. Hope he succeeds.

    #58951

    Hope he could adapt to a SG. Adding Haley overed him up at both. Matthews would also. Playing time would be cut.

    Good luck to him.

    #59007

    I hate to see him go. Yes, there were problems with the coaches, but he was WVU’s best interior scorer outside of Sags. WVU just doesn’t have that on the roster right now, pending what the incoming guys can do.

    Granted, team chemistry and buying in is very important, and it can’t be sacrificed just to keep a guy. But this is a loss that could really hurt. WVU loses 3-4 more games last year without him on the roster.

    #59010

    He had a lot of potential. Only problem was he thought he had arrived and was the new Chris Paul. Teddy never met a shot he didn’t like and rarely passed the ball. Team was not a concept he understood.

    #59013

    Pitt is still looking for players. I believe they have 9 open schollies.

    #59019

    So is Haley a guy that can drive and score? Will a light come on for Ahmad? Can Culver score? Will one of the new point guards be able to drive and dish? I agree Allen provided a spark that won some games early in the year.

    #59056

    Yes he did. He provided some spark on O in a few games where he drove the lane. He didn’t see a shot that he didn’t like. But he didn’t play within Huggs game. D got better, but was far from good. Too slow to guard 2G’s. Couldn’t hang with SF’s that created their own shot. Doesn’t matter how good you are on O all by yourself, if you don’t play the team game it disrupts the flow. Trae anyone?

    #59102

    So is Haley a guy that can drive and score? Will a light come on for Ahmad? Can Culver score? Will one of the new point guards be able to drive and dish? I agree Allen provided a spark that won some games early in the year.

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