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Senior safety Alonzo Addae was one of West Virginia’s more productive players in 2020, enabling him to earn All-Big 12 Conference second-team honors in his first season suiting up for the Mountaineers. Addae has now picked up the role of helping serve as a mentor for a recent addition to the Mountaineers, transfer linebacker Deshawn Stevens.
The West Virginia football program has been bringing recruiting talent to campus from all of the country, and the world. Here is how recruiting went for WVU in June.
While West Virginia guards Miles “Deuce” McBride and Sean McNeil have yet to announce their decisions, Mountaineer men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins will know no later than July 7th how his roster stacks up for the upcoming season. It currently looks like Deuce will likely keep his name in the draft and McNeil will likely return, but that is yet to be finalized. Which of the WVU guards do you think will return?
There have been lots of new faces added to West Virginia’s men’s basketball roster since the end of the season. The new Mountaineers include Old Dominion transfer Malik Curry, Florida International transfer Dimon Carrigan, DePaul transfer Pauly Paulicap, former New Mexico commit Jamel King, and freshman guards Kobe Johnson and Seth Wilson.
The West Virginia men’s basketball team has gone through some roster changes since it was last on the hardwood in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament, and head coach Bob Huggins is impressed with his returners and newcomers.
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West Virginia has announced the 2021-22 golf schedule. The Mountaineers will open the fall season at The Gopher Invitational at the Windsong Farm Golf Club in Maple Plain, Minnesota, on September 12th and 13th.
The West Virginia women’s soccer team recently had its Big 12 matches announced, with five matches in Morgantown. WVU, along with the other nine members of the conference, is scheduled to play nine total Big 12 matches.
This episode features West Virginia’s seven-time All American Kristin Quackenbush-DiBartolomeo earned the equivalent of the Heisman Trophy in gymnastics before turning her attention to pole vaulting where she finished third nationally at the NCAA Championships and earned an invitation to the United States Olympic trials.
This past week was another full of Mountaineers making their mark on the professional sports world. Here is what you may have missed and what to look out for this fall.
Former Mountaineer Logan Routt has signed a contract with Akhisar Belediysepor, a team that competes in the Turkish Basketball First League, the second tier of Turkey’s basketball league system. During his first season as a pro, Routt competed in Slovenia for Zlatorog Lasko, averaging a double-double with 15.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game.
Around the Big 12
Oklahoma State has flipped ESPN 300 wide receiver Talyn Shettron from Oklahoma. Shettron said the decision had to do with the Cowboys offering his brother, Tabry Shettron, a scholarship as well.
TCU continued a massive overhaul of its roster by officially adding an eighth Division I transfer in former Butler forward JaKobe Coles.
Around the NCAA
Effective July 1st, student-athletes can now profit off of their likeness and still compete in NCAA sports.
Maryland guard Eric Ayala has announced that he will withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return for his senior season. Ayala averaged 15.1 points per game for the Terrapins last season.
Ohio State has had a lot of success recruiting in the state of Texas under football coach Ryan Day and that continued when cornerback Terrance Brooks, the #50 ranked recruit overall, committed to the Buckeyes.
After an awkward landing during Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, there is no structural damage to the left knee of Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Milwaukee Bucks star is listed as doubtful for Game 5.
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