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Bob Huggins, Mountaineers Basketball Receive Commitment from Top JUCO Guard

Bob Huggins

Bob Huggins

The shooting woes of the 2015 West Virginia basketball team are very well documented by anyone that follows the Mountaineers and has left head coach Bob Huggins searching for answers. After the Mountaineers' gut-wrenching loss to Baylor in the Big 12 Tournament, Huggins may have gotten the answer that he had been searching for, in JUCO shooting guard Teyvon Myers.

Myers, the leading scorer in JUCO basketball and No. 2-ranked shooting guard in the country, committed to the Mountaineers as part of their 2015 recruiting class. After watching the Mountaineers lose 80-70 to the Bears, Myers called the Mountaineers coaching staff and informed them of his decision to commit. Myers was on campus this past weekend for the regular-season finale against Oklahoma State and was scheduled to visit Louisville this weekend but has since cancelled that trip. Myers said that the atmosphere at WVU was a big selling point, but not the biggest. Myers took note of the way that the basketball team is like a big family and that stood out to Myers enough for him to commit to WVU. Myers also stated that his relationship with assistant coach Larry Harrison was another big factor in making this decision.

Myers, who attends Williston State, is currently averaging 25 points per game while shooting 45 percent from the field, and 37 percent from beyond the arc. Myers is scheduled to graduate in May and plans to enroll at West Virginia this summer to get things started for next season. He says that he wants to bring a national championship to WVU and believes next year is looking very bright to make that goal a reality.

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— Written by Jeremy Simon, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and editor-in-chief of BlueGoldSports.com, a must visit for any and all West Virginia Mountaineer fans. Follow BlueGoldSports.com on Twitter @Blue_GoldSports.

(Teyvon Myers photo courtesy of Williston State College athletics Web site, wsctetons.com)