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Watch: WVU Basketball Competes in Scrimmage with Vanderbilt



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WVU Basketball competed with Vanderbilt in a “secret scrimmage” in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday. Vanderbilt escaped with an overtime win over the Mountaineers, a source tells Trilly Donovan.

WVU G RaeQuan Battle did not participate in the scrimmage due to his waiver still being up in the air with the NCAA. Battle’s waiver timeline is coming up soon, according to WVU interim HC Josh Eilert. Battle suffered a small ankle injury last week and returned to practice last Monday.

Here are clips of the scrimmage that the basketball program posted.


Vanderbilt is heading into year five with former NBA veteran Jerry Stackhouse. The Commodores reached the third round of the NIT Tournament this past March, going 22-14 (11-7 SEC) overall last season.

West Virginia was picked ninth in the Big 12 preseason poll. WVU big man Jesse Edwards was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention list as well.

Eilert and his staff 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 Josiah Harris (F), Kobe Johnson (G), Patrick Suemnick (F) and Seth Wilson (G).

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