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Watch: New WVU Assistant DerMarr Johnson Working with Guards During Pregame



New West Virginia assistant DerMarr Johnson was helping the Mountaineer guards warm-up prior to the TCU game. Johnson is getting accustomed in his first week at WVU.

Johnson replaces former WVU associate head coach Larry Harrison, who was dismissed last Thursday. Johnson, a Washington, D.C. native, played under Bob Huggins at Cincinnati from 1999-00.

“I’m excited for this opportunity to work with my coach, and I’m looking forward to getting to know and working with the players and staff,” Johnson said. “I can’t wait to get started to help this basketball program.”

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“He’s extremely well-liked by former players, coaches and fans alike. He has a tremendous presence in the Washington, D.C. area, being one of the most-recognized athletes to come out of there in a long time,” Huggins said. “I’m thrilled that he’s joining our program and look forward to him getting on the court.”

West Virginia and TCU are set to tipoff at 7 p.m. on Wednesday inside the WVU Coliseum.

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