Bob Huggins might have one of the best front courts in the country this year. Sophomore Derek Culver had a great first season at WVU, earning All-Big 12 Second Team honors. He is now being joined by freshman Oscar Tshiebwe, and their Mountaineer teammates are already excited about the duo.
Culver recently spoke about how having two dominant big men could pose problems for opposing teams. The two Mountaineers have different styles of play, which could be used to compliment each other. These different styles also help the WVU big men learn from each other.
Don Nehlen joins Tony Caridi and Brad Howe on this episode of Three Guys Before The Game. During the conversation, the guys talk about Nehlen’s career and how he led the “golden era” of Mountaineer football. They also discuss how Nehlen helped turn the WVU program around when he arrived in Morgantown.
There are 24 former West Virginia Mountaineers currently playing professional baseball. Some of these WVU alums are getting their careers started in Rookie leagues, while others continuing their careers at the highest level in the MLB. Check out this update on all of those Mountaineers.
Last season Emmitt Matthews helped the Mountaineers with his length and great athletic ability. Since the season ended, Matthews has hit a growth spurt and he has been putting in work in the weight room. These changes could help Matthews with rebounding and physical play this season. Coach Huggins has also noted how Matthews has become stronger and more aggressive, making him the most improved player on the team at this point.
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