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WVU Basketball to Host Mountaineer Madness Event to Fans



Josh Eilert Jose Perez

WVU Basketball will host the Mountaineer Madness Basketball Tip-Off Event on Friday, Oct. 6 at the WVU Coliseum. The new tip-off event is free admission and parking.

Mountaineer Madness will be highlighted by a three-point contest, dunk contest, meet the team and autograph sessions. WVU interim HC Josh Eilert will be available for a live interview as well.

The event is set to begin at 7 p.m. with the gates opening an hour before.

West Virginia’s program has seen quite the offseason. Following a radio comment and a DUI, long-time HC Bob Huggins resigned in mid-June. Eilert was then hired a week later and hired new assistants Da’Sean Butler and Jordan McCabe. Last year’s grad assistant Alex Ruoff was moved to a main assistant role and former Houston, Texas Tech HC James Dickey was brought in as a senior advisor for the team.

Eilert and his staff, before and after Huggins, 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 five players with Josiah Harris (F), Kobe Johnson (G), Jose Perez (G), Patrick Suemnick (F) and Seth Wilson (G).

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