Dec 8, 2015; New York, NY, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers guard Tarik Phillip (12) controls the ball against Virginia Cavaliers forward London Perrantes (32) during the second half of the first game of the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. Virginia defeated West Virginia 70-54. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
WVU basketball is currently ranked in the Top 25 and the Mountaineers are lead by a future Hall of Fame coach in Bob Huggins. It wasn’t always that way, though.
Long known as a football school, the West Virginia basketball program has had to keep up with its gridiron mates in terms of national respectability
Of course, Jerry West, Rod Hundley and Rod Thorn put the Mountaineers on the map in the 1950s and 1960s. There’s been a handful of players that have been drafted to the NBA along the way. Then there were some dark ages, but the Mountaineers have since pulled through.
The next 20 slides will take you on a journey deep into Mountaineer lore. Some players are legendary across the game of basketball, while other are immortals in the state of West Virginia.
We start with the best guards of all-time.