Jul 21, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers mascot the Mountaineer poses for a photo during the Big 12 Media Day at the Omni Dallas. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Forward Kevin Pittsnogle
Kevin Pittsnogle may be the only college basketball player whose name turned into a verb. “You Just Got Pittsnogled” was a phrase that swept the nation in 2005. As West Virginia advanced to the Elite Eight, Pittsnogle’s 6-foot-11 frame was well-noticed. Not in the post, though. Rather, from behind-the-arc.
Pittsnogle was a deadly 3-point shooter and had the ability to sink clutch deep balls with a hand in his face.
He has 1,708 career points and also helped the Mountaineer get to the Sweet 16 in 2006.
Pittsnogle signed a free agent deal with the Boston Celtics. He eventually played with the D-League Austin Toros and a couple of other American professional teams.