Q&A with WVU men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins

MORGANTOWN — All was quiet in the WVU men’s basketball office until former standout Tarik Phillip popped his head into Bob Huggins’ lair.
“How you doing, man?” Huggins said, which was quickly followed by a smile and a Huggins bear hug.
It is the weekend of Huggins’ annual fantasy camp, which means all the action is close by.
Former standouts Da’Sean Butler and Alex Ruoff were in and out of the practice facility.
Current players Lamont West and Sagaba Konate were downstairs shooting jump shots on the practice floor with incoming recruit Andrew Gordon.
Huggins is three months removed from his fifth Sweet 16 appearance at WVU, and with the return of Konate and forward Esa Ahmad — who both tested the waters for the 2018 NBA draft — the Mountaineers appear to be headed for some strong preseason positioning.
Huggins is a man marching toward 900 career wins and was a candidate last season for the Naismith Hall of Fame.
If there is anything bothering him, it is hard to tell at this moment.
“I’m very excited about next season, because I believe we’re going to be a lot more versatile,” Huggins said. “We’re going to have so much more depth. We have to have some of the new guys develop for us, but we should be able to do some different things.”
In sitting down with The Dominion Post, Huggins discussed a number of topics including scholarship limits and how the game is or isn’t changing, but we begin with a look at the future of former WVU point guard Jevon Carter, who will likely be selected in the draft, on June 21.

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