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Taz Sherman Heads into Weekend Leading Big 12 in Scoring

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Taz Sherman led the team with 27 points Dec. 12 against Kent State. (WVSN photo by Kelsie LeRose)

As West Virginia prepares to host Kansas State inside the WVU Coliseum on Saturday afternoon, WVU guard Taz Sherman leads the Big 12 Conference in scoring.

Sherman is averaging 20.9 points per game, as of Friday. The fifth-year senior is shooting 44 percent from the field, and 35 percent from three, through 12 games.

Kansas’ Ochai Agbaji was leading the conference throughout the non-conference schedule, until multiple under-average games over the last week caused him to fall under Sherman.

For someone who was selected to the All-Big 12 Honorable Mention list in October, this is a great feat for Sherman to accomplish. Experts throughout the conference didn’t expect Sherman would be able to pull his own weight after West Virginia lost Deuce McBride and Derek Culver, but here we are in January with Sherman leading the conference in point average.

If Sherman can keep this average going, the Texas native will be the first Mountaineer to average 20 points a game since Drew Schifino averaged 20.1 points back in 2002-03.

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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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