In one of the stranger stories you’ll hear this season, Danny Jennings, a reserve forward for the West Virginia Mountaineers, walked off of the bench with 18 minutes to go in Sunday’s game against South Florida.
He did not return.
“It’s unexcused. Inexcusable,” West Virginia head coach Bobby Huggins said. “He’ll never be seen again, I guess.”
Jennings hasn’t exactly been an integral piece of this Mountaineer team. He’s missed as many games as he has started (four) and is averaging just 2.1 ppg and 2.5 rpg in 8.6 mpg. Based on what Huggins had to say after the game, it doesn’t appear as if his relationship with the sophomore is too strong.
“Can we talk about the guys that play? Because he didn’t play anyway and hasn’t played,” Huggins said. “The truth of the matter is he’s been a nonentity. We started him to try to get some guys motivated – and he did work hard in practice for a while. But look at his career stats, we didn’t just lose Kevin Jones.”
In other news, Bobby Huggins is still the best quote in college hoops.