A Couple of Freshmen Could Emerge for the West Virginia Mountaineers In the Upcoming Season

By Trevor Lowry
West Virginia Mountaineers
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Bob Huggins rotated quite a bit of players on the West Virginia Mountaineers last season. May I remind you that the team finished with a 13-19 record and Huggins rarely ever coaches losing teams. With so many players being rotated, it is evident that Huggins did not like what he saw on the court. If the same thing is the case in the 2013-14 college basketball season, some freshmen could definitely emerge on the team.

There are a couple of 4-stars joining the team, along with many other incoming freshmen. At some point, whether it be at the start of the season, halfway through or whenever, some of these players are going to hit the court.

If West Virginia picks off where it left off last year–which would make Huggins the least happiest person in the college hoops world–I am sure he would not be afraid to start five freshmen to get his point across. Of course, that is all speculation. Who knows how the freshmen will be used in the upcoming season, but Huggins is the type of coach that will do anything to succeed.

Besides that fact, some pretty talented freshmen will be joining the team, so seeing them making an impact right off the bat could be very likely.

Whether the case, something has to give for the Mountaineers. They do have a lot of talent, but they just have to play way better. It will be interesting to see what the starting lineup will look like at the beginning of the year, but I am sure it is subject to change.

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