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Erik Stevenson Thanks West Virginia in Social Media Post



WVU Basketball guard Erik Stevenson

Former West Virginia guard Erik Stevenson closed his final chapter in college basketball with a tweet directed to his final year. Stevenson thanked WVU for everything.

“First and most importantly, I want to thank God for giving me the opportunity to play the game of basketball. Without Him, I would not be in the position I am today.

I want to thank my family/support system for the unconditional love and unwavering support from the day I said I was going to chase my dreams of becoming a professional. 

These past five years have been the most challenging, but the most rewarding years of my life. I can’t thank the four universities that allowed me to represent their school enough.

I want to thank all of my teammates, coaches and fans that continued to push me to be the best version of me everyday. I can’t express the love I have for you all enough. 

To the great fans of West Virginia, thank you for accepting me into your family and embracing me into the Mountaineer family for life. Through the ups and downs, this was the best year of my life. I made promise to myself I would give this University everything I had, and I did that. It was never about me, but about the name on ihefront of that jersey. I will always cherish the memories from playing in the Coliseum and hearing all 14,999 of you come to life. I can’t thank you enough. 

Since the day I decided I was going to focus on the game of basketball, playing in the NBA was the one and only goal. That still hasn’t changed. I will forever be a Mountaineer.

Take me home… 10, signing out.”

Stevenson played one season at West Virginia, averaging 15.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists through 34 games. The Lacey, Wa. native helped lead WVU back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in two seasons. Stevenson had seven 20-plus-point performances in his last two months of college basketball.

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