West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins is recovering from hip surgery to replace his right hip, according to a release from the school. Huggins underwent the surgery on Monday Morning and is said to be “doing fine.”
Huggins is 60-years old and has been West Virginia’s coach since 2007-08 after previously spending time as the head coach at Kansas State, Cincinnati and Akron. He owns a 739-303 career record including 150-91 at West Virginia.
The Mountaineers head coach isn’t the first big-name college basketball coach to have a hip replaced this offseason. Kentucky head coach John Calipari also had his hip replaced in May and Huggins took to Twitter to mention it:
No word back from Calipari yet, but hopefully both coaches are patrolling the sidelines again shortly.
I’m on record saying that I would consider Marquette freshman Henry Ellenson if I had the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft, and while, at this point, I think that Brandon Ingram is probably going to end up going No. 2 — (Maybe No. 1???) — I still believe that Ellenson is going to be one of the best players from this draft class.
Well, just take a look at these highlights from the 26-point, 16-rebound performance he had in a win over Providence last night.
Then remember that Ellenson is 6-foot-11:
A solid poster dunk went down in the junior college ranks last night as Pensacola State sophomore Jamal Thomas finished a dunk through a block attempt against Northwest Florida State.
The 6-foot-3 Thomas used his power and momentum to go through the opposing shot blocker and the play made his head coach, Pete Pena, go nuts with an over-exaggerated fist pump. The video is short, but be sure to watch for Pena’s reaction near the logo at the top right of the screen.