Nathan Adrian’s playing career for WVU basketball is over, but he’ll get to lace up his sneakers one last time this season in the Reese’s All-Star Game Friday.
Adrian played an integral role for Bob Huggins’ Press Virginia squad this year, which translated into an invite to the Reese’s College All-Star Game. He averaged 9.6 points, 6 rebounds, and 2.9 assists for Huggy Bear as a senior, and headed the press that brought WVU so much attention.
Adrian was one of 21 seniors selected to play, along with Iowa State’s Deonte Burton and UCLA’s Bryce Alford. Burton and Alford join Adrian on the West squad and will compete against an East squad led by London Perrantes from Virginia and Steve Vasturia from Notre Dame.
Adrian squared off against both players this season, Vasturia most recently in the NCAA Tournament. You have to go all the way back to December to dig up WVU versus Virginia, but the Mountaineers won that game as well. Here’s the full roster for Friday’s game.
It’s exciting having players from West Virginia athletics recognized, especially when they’re seniors. During football season, both Rasul Douglas and Tyler Orlosky were invited to the Reese’s Senior Bowl. Most All-American teams in basketball are flooded with freshman and sophomores, stealing accolades from the veterans who’ve carved out a niche on campus. With players in both football and basketball receiving these honors, WVU is right at the forefront of academics and athletics.
The Reese’s College All-Star Game will be played Friday, March 31, in Phoenix, Arizona. The 3:35 p.m. tip-off will jump start the weekend for the Final Four.