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Mountaineers React to Bob Huggins’ Induction Into Hall of Fame



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Following the news of West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins getting inducted into the 2022 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, many current, former and future Mountaineers reacted to the news on Twitter.

“About time! Congrats to the GOAT🙌🏾,” Miles “Deuce” McBride said.

“Congrats to Coach Huggins on being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame! Well deserved, blessed to be a part of a small chapter of your storied career,” Jalen Bridges said.

“Well it’s about damn time! Congrats 🐐💙💛,” Kedrian “Keddy” Johnson said.

“Finally! Congrats Huggs 💜🤙🏽,” Emmitt Matthews Jr. said.

“Long overdue, but the timing is irrelevant. This is an amazing day! Well-deserved. Thank you for everything you do HOF person. HOF Coach. 💛💙,” James Long said.

“Amazing! I can’t wait [to play under Huggs],” 2022 signee Josiah Harris told WV Sports Now. 

“Guess that means he knows what he’s talking about pretty well then,” 2022 signee Patrick Suemnick told WV Sports Now.

“Much deserved,” Isaiah Cottrell told WV Sports Now.

Huggins has won 916 career games spanning five coaching tenures at Walsh College, Akron, Cincinnati, Kansas State, and West Virginia. Huggins returned to his alma mater in 2007, taking the Mountaineers to their second Final Four in school history in 2010. He is the second in all-time coaching wins at WVU, with 326 wins.

Huggins, along with all-time players, coaches and officials from the NBA, NCAA and international play, have been voted on to determine the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2022; the 68-year-old made it to the final stages for the class of 2021 before being left off the list. In February, Huggins was named a finalist once again.

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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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