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Darian DeVries Reacts to WVU’s Practice Facility: ‘This is Big Time’

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Darian DeVries and Wren Baker

WVU HC Darian DeVries and his family got to check out the basketball practice facility for the first time on Thursday. DeVries, who comes from Drake, is very excited to get to work in his new office.

“What an incredible facility. I mean, this has to be one of the nicest ones in the country,” DeVries said.

“This is big time,” he added.

DeVries was formally introduced as WVU’s 23rd men’s basketball head coach on Thursday. DeVries announced his son, Tucker, would be joining the Mountaineers next season for his senior campaign.

“Incredible layout. It’s set up for basketball,” DeVries said. “From a player’s standpoint, to have every amenity you can ask for. From a coach’s standpoint, every space you need. The access is incredible.”

In February of 2012, West Virginia University opened the $24.1 million basketball practice facility for its men’s and women’s programs. The facility is 64,000 square feet and includes courts, locker rooms, training room, theater, weight room, offices, equipment room and the hall of tradition.

DeVries built a program of consistency during his six seasons at Drake. The Bulldogs had won 20-plus games in each of DeVries’ seasons at the helm, with three NCAA Tournament appearances. Drake has one NCAA Tournament win from the play-in game vs. Wichita State in 2021. The Bulldogs returned to the tournament this season, falling to 7-seed Washington State.

Drake finished with a 28-7 record this season, going 16-4 in the Missouri Valley Conference and then winning the MVC Tournament.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Allan Jones

    March 31, 2024 at 3:00 pm

    Facilities are nice, but if you don’t have the players then nothing matters. Hope he can recruit in this the NIL/TRANSFER PORTAL challenge.

  2. jackson five

    March 31, 2024 at 4:44 pm

    YOU CAN THINK BOB HUGGINS FOR THAT PRACTICE FACILITY,,, HUGGINS DID ALOT FOR HIS PLAYERS,, THEY ALL LOVED HIM,AND MANY CAME BACK TO TRAIN, AFTER THEY GRADUATE,, NONE HAD A BAD WORD ABOUT HIM,,,BOB WAS A GREAT MOUNTAINEER, IT’S A SHAME HOW THINGS ENDED UP,, HE REGRETS IT, HIS FAMILY DOES, HIS EX PLAYERS DO, WVU , AND WVA ALL REGRET IT,, HE HAD IT MADE AND HIS DISEASE ATE HIM UP,, MISS YOU BOB,,, HAVE A GREAT LIFE.

  3. MICHAEL W Saunders

    March 31, 2024 at 5:20 pm

    Loved huggs the best coach in America. Wvu turned their back on him,when he was in need. Huggs never turned his back on the state,or the university,or his players. Yes he made mistakes but we are all human. THANK YOU COACH Huggins for all you do.

  4. Timothy redman

    April 1, 2024 at 5:39 pm

    Out with the old in with the new huggins did it to himself i dont see anyone trying to hire him

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