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Best Virginia Welcomes New Player, Pair of Assistants to Roster



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Best Virginia, WVU’s alumni team, announced that former Mountaineer forward Devin Williams will be joining the team this summer for TBT. Best Virginia also welcomes assistants Tyler Cheng and Alex Peavler to the roster.

“Devin Williams was one of the best bigs to ever play at WVU,” HC/GM Chase Harler said. “Devin is a fierce competitor, and his presence in the paint is exactly what we need. He’s a guy who is willing to do whatever he can to win. We’re excited to welcome him back to Best Virginia!”

Williams played at West Virginia from 2013-16, averaging 11.1 points and 8.3 rebounds in 102 career games. After college, Williams has played in Australia, China, Montenegro, Turkey, South Korea and other countries during his professional career.

Cheng has served as WVU’s basketball statistician since 2019 after many years within the program as a manager and grad assistant. Peavler served as Indiana State’s director of player development and is now at Saint Louis under head coach Josh Schertz.

Last Wednesday, the TBT field found out their seed lines and opponents. Best Virginia received a 3-seed and will take on Brotherly Love in the first round. There’s a potential chance at a Backyard Brawl matchup in the second round vs. Zoo Crew, Pitt’s alumni team.

So far, Best Virginia’s roster consists of Teyvon Myers (G), Jonathan Holton (F), Taz Sherman (G), Wesley Harris (F), Esa Ahmad (F), Sagaba Konate (F), Xavier Bledson (G – Indiana State), Marcus Keene (G – Central Michigan), Tarik Phillip (G) and Williams. Harler will serve as head coach with now-assistant Kevin Jones.

As Harler returns, so does Greg Richardson (assistant GM) and Dave Ryan (marketing), who are in the works again with the team.

This will be the first time since 2020 that Best Virginia won’t host their own regional, playing in Charleston and Wheeling the last three summers. Pitt’s alumni team, The Zoo Crew, will do the honors of hosting their own regional this summer at the Petersen Events Center from July 20-24.

The Basketball Tournament is a 64-team field, which the winning team takes home $1 million.

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