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Bob Huggins Talks Getting Charles Barkley to Morgantown for Fish Fry



MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — It wasn’t too difficult for Bob Huggins getting Charles Barkley to Morgantown this weekend for his annual fish fry.

Huggins pulled Barkley to the side during his Basketball Hall of Fame induction back in September.

“I said, ‘Charles I need to talk to you about something,'” Huggins said.

Huggins asked Barkley if he would come to his fish fry as a guest. The West Virginia head coach brought up how it raises money for his mother’s endowment fund and cancer research. Barkley, an 11-time NBA All-Star and Hall of Famer, was more than welcome to accept Huggins’ offer and asked him to call him about it down the line.

It also helped that Barkley’s Auburn Tigers are in town Saturday to take on West Virginia in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Barkley played at Auburn from 1981-84 and has shown his support to the university for years now. Barkley will be in attendance for the game at the WVU Coliseum, per Huggins.

Huggins is set to welcome a couple thousand to Mylan Park on Friday night for his annual fish fry. Proceeds from the event go towards the Norma Mae Huggins Endowment at the WVU Cancer Institute and Remember the Miners Flagship Scholars Program.

“I think to build a cancer hospital here in our state would be one of the greatest things that could ever happen in our state,” Huggins said on Friday.

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