MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Defections at West Virginia put coach Bob Huggins on the spot to find some scoring help for Big 12 preseason player of the year Juwan Staten.
Front-line additions should soften the burden. Forwards Jonathan Holton and Elijah Macon will make their debuts after sitting out last season.
The Mountaineers were outrebounded in most of their Big 12 games and Huggins believes the roster is better suited to overcome that as well as improve the team's inside scoring. Macon is 6-foot-9 and Holton is 6-7. West Virginia also returns 6-9 sophomores Devin Williams, Nathan Adrian and Brandon Watkins.