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WVU Basketball Still Not Ruling Out Adding Pieces to Roster, According to Eilert



WVU Basketball Josh Eilert and Referee
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WVU basketball interim HC Josh Eilert mentioned on his weekly radio show that his staff is still not ruling out adding a piece to the roster after the first semester ends.

“We certainly got a couple of options that we continue to look at,” Eilert said on Monday night to Tony Caridi.

Eilert also mentioned that staff has had trouble finding players who don’t have any hoops to jump through, whether that would be eligibility or something else in their situations.

“Everything that seems to pop up and we think is going in a good direction, something doesn’t work out. There’s always some issue to it,” Eilert said. “We haven’t gotten to the point where we know there’s somebody out there for sure that can help us, that we can bring in at mid-semester if we do, 100% we’re going to push that button as hard as we can.”

Eilert is also considering the factor of not adding someone just to add someone. Eilert doesn’t want to jump the gun and add a player if they’re not worth keeping past this season.

West Virginia’s easiest route for eligible players right now is prep school or international prospects. WVU has an eye on both types of recruits. West Virginia’s staff offered 6-foot-9 forward Godslove Nwabude from Mt. Zion Prep on Nov. 15. It’s unknown where Nwabude’s recruitment process is at with WVU but that’s an example of the type of player the coaching staff is looking at adding.

WVU will get starting guard Kerr Kriisa back on Dec. 16 against UMass as Akok Akok looks to get an answer if he can play this season and RaeQuan Battle’s ongoing fight with the NCAA on his eligibility.

WV Sports Now will keep you up to date on the latest WVU basketball recruiting.

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