Esa Ahmad might be the most frustrating player for most WVU basketball fans. When he shows up, he is an elite athlete. It just take some time for him to really heat up on the court.
Ahmad’s season has gone up and down and right now he is trending in the right direction. He knows he is better than the players on Marshall and Murray State, so that confidence has fueled him in the first two rounds. Villanova is a different beast, though.
He will have to perform like he did against Marshall (10 points, seven rebounds, seven assists) and Murray State (12 points, six rebounds, two assists) if the Mountaineers can topple Villanova.