A new basketball season is upon us and the eyes of the nation, and even the world, will be on the WVU basketball team in its season opener.
Friday evening, which looks to be early Saturday morning where the game will be played, pits the WVU basketball team against Texas A&M from Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. The unique setting serves as a great way to honor veterans and active military personnel on Veterans Day.
The Mountaineers have a chance to put together a special season and it starts against an unconventional opponent. Usually, an opening game is reserved against a smaller, lower-level program. The WVU basketball team will be thrown into the first against the Aggies.
This will be the third meeting between the two teams, with the Mountaineers owning a 2-0 advantage. Both wins came within the past seven years. This will actually be the second time in 2017 that the WVU basketball team plays Texas A&M as the Aggies visited Morgantown on Jan. 28 of this season and left with an 81-77 loss.
There is some recent familiarity between the Mountaineers and Aggies, so they may be ready to go against this team. But here are the five best players the WVU basketball team must stop in Germany.