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Attrition at West Virginia leads to late 2013 commitment

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When Keaton Miles announced he would be transferring from West Virginia, that opened up an available scholarship for the 2013-14 season. Miles’ transfer came as a surprise to some of the West Virginia faithful, especially since Bob Huggins’ 2011 recruiting class will nearly be non-existent on next year’s team:

Miles’ departure leaves even more questions unanswered regarding the future of WVU hoops, and puts Huggins further under the microscope for his already staggering transfer rate. Of the original 2011 recruiting class, only Gary Browne remains, and the depth for seasoned talent has dwindled.

Despite the high attrition rate, many believe that Huggins’ 2013 recruiting class may be his best yet in next season his seventh in Morgantown. The fact that West Virginia’s 2013 class features six players listed at 6-foot-7 or taller meant that Miles may have seen his minutes decrease as a junior.

With Miles’ departure, in comes 6-foot-2 guard Daxter Miles from Baltimore, MD. He announced yesterday afternoon via Twitter:

 

 

With the Mountaineers lacking depth in their backcourt next season, Miles should be able to see minutes early. However, academics and test scores have been a concern for Miles, and his eligibility next season may hinge on his performance on standardized test scores later in June. According to Jon Martin of BlueGoldNews.com, Miles has been very appreciative of the West Virginia coaching staff sticking with him:

 

 

Below is Miles’ highlight reel:

 

 

You can find Kevin on twitter @KLDoyle11

UNLV dismisses guard Daquan Cook from team

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LAS VEGAS (AP) UNLV junior guard Daquan Cook has been dismissed from the team.

Interim coach Todd Simon made the announcement on Friday, though no reason was given.

Cook was suspended for 13 games by previous coach Dave Rice in November after being arrested and charged with DUI.

Cook appeared in two games this season after being reinstated, scoring three points in four minutes. He missed the 2014-15 season after tearing his right ACL and played 28 games as a sophomore.

VIDEO: Seton Hall players have their 80s hip hop knowledge tested

Seton Hall guard Isaiah Whitehead, left, sits next to head coach Kevin Willard during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against Creighton, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Newark, N.J. Creighton won 81-65. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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If you grew up during the 1980’s, get ready to feel old.

Seton Hall, which has won it’s last three games, hosts Georgetown Saturday on what is also “80’s Night.” Of course we’re at the point where athletes playing in these games were born after that decade passed, which makes quizzing them on the 80’s that much more entertaining.

Friday John Fanta of the Pirate Sports Network quizzed Isaiah Whitehead, Derrick Gordon, Khadeen Carrington and Ish Sanogo on their knowledge of 80’s hip hop, and outside of a couple correct guesses it did not go too well. Best part of the video: Whitehead asking “is this Run DMC?” after each song.

It’s just a matter of time until we’re old enough to watch college basketball players struggle to identify some of the songs of the 1990’s.