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Mountaineer Madness Event Kicks Off Preseason Schedule for WVU



WVU Basketball Mountaineer Madness

Mountaineer Madness is set for Friday night at the WVU Coliseum to begin the preseason schedule for the men’s basketball program. This event replaces the Blue-Gold Debut event.

Mountaineer Madness will be highlighted by a three-point contest, dunk contest, small scrimmage, meet the team and autograph sessions. WVU interim HC Josh Eilert will be available for a live interview as well.

The event is set to begin at 7 p.m. with the gates opening an hour before. The event is free and parking is free as well.

West Virginia’s program has seen quite the offseason. Following a radio comment and a DUI, long-time HC Bob Huggins resigned in mid-June. Eilert was then hired a week later and hired new assistants Da’Sean Butler and Jordan McCabe. Last year’s grad assistant Alex Ruoff was moved to a main assistant role and former Houston, Texas Tech HC James Dickey was brought in as a senior advisor for the team.

Eilert and his staff, before and after Huggins, recruited the transfer portal. WVU Basketball has nine new players with Akok Akok (F – Georgetown), RaeQuan Battle (G – Montana State), Jeremiah Bembry (G – Florida State), Jesse Edwards (C – Syracuse), Noah Farrakhan (G – Eastern Michigan), Kerr Kriisa (G – Arizona), Ofri Naveh (F – Israel), Ali Ragab (C – Gannon U), and Quinn Slazinski (F – Iona/St. John’s). West Virginia returns four players with Josiah Harris (F), Kobe Johnson (G), Patrick Suemnick (F) and Seth Wilson (G).

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