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Bob Huggins Compares Taz Sherman to Former Consensus All-American Steve Logan

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MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – Back in 2002, then Cincinnati head coach Bob Huggins had Steve Logan on his team. Now, 19 years later, the now West Virginia head coach has Taz Sherman.

Huggins compared his fifth-year senior guard to Logan, who he coached from 1998-2002 for the Bearcats. Logan was apart of four-straight NCAA Tournament teams for Cincinnati, helping the Bearcats reach the Sweet 16 in 2001. Logan averaged 8.9 points his freshman year, then 9.8 points. His junior and senior seasons took leaps in numbers. In his senior season, the 6-foot guard averaged 22.0 points on 45 percent shooting from the field and 37 percent from three. After this speculator season that helped lead Cincinnati to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament in 2002, Logan was named to the Consensus All-American First Team.

“[Taz] reminds me a lot of Steve Logan,” he said. “He’s bigger and he’s more athletic than Lo was. A great knack of getting himself free to get a jump shot.”

Both Logan and Sherman put the ball on the floor and create their own shot. The two guards would get above people in the mid-range game and then work their way out to the three-point area. Watch the similar game that both show in the video below.

The leap that Logan took from his first two seasons to his last two seasons is a lot similar to Sherman. From his junior to senior year, Sherman raised his points per game average from 5.3 to 13.4. Following the conclusion of last season, Sherman tested the NBA draft waters.

Everyone knows how Huggins tells it how it is. So does Sherman.

Huggins didn’t really do much convincing, nor did he have to.

“I didn’t really say that much,” Huggins said. “[I said] you got a chance to have a heck of a year, got a chance to be that guy. The reality is you’re not going to get drafted, you’re not on any draft boards, so why not come back and have a heck of a year and see if you can do it next year.”

Well, it’s safe to say that so far Sherman is having a heck of a year. The Missouri City, Texas, native is averaging 21.2 points through nine games, which makes him tied for 10th in the country in scoring average. Sherman is also averaging 3.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.8 steals in the early stages of his fifth season in college.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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