Former Mountaineer Says He’ll Forever Be In Debt to Bob Huggins

Morgantown, West Virginia – Former West Virginia shooting guard Sean McNeil transferred to finish his college career at Ohio State this past season, but his time in Morgantown will always be one of the most important, special moments in his life.

“During my year at Ohio State, I’ve built relationships that I’ll carry on with me for the rest of my life,” McNeil said prior to the Buckeyes’ Senior Day game. “But those three years at West Virginia will hit home a little more than my one year here.”

McNeil, who is averaging 9.6 points per game at Ohio State, said that he still cheers on the Mountaineers and hopes they do well in the NCAA Tournament this season. McNeil believes that Bob Huggins took a chance on him when seemingly no one else would, and he owes Huggins for where he is at today.

“For him to take a chance on me and give me that opportunity is something I’ll never be able to repay him for,” McNeil said. “I’ll forever be in his debt.”

McNeil continued: “I can’t say enough good things about him,” McNeil said. “He’s everything you can imagine on the floor, but off the floor, he’s an even better dude. Legendary coach, legendary guy. He’s just someone you want to be around as much as possible. I love Huggs to death.”

After the basketball season, McNeil said that he can’t wait to reconnect with Huggins.

“I’m super excited that he’s a part of my life, a mentor,” McNeil said. “I can’t wait to go back hopefully this summer and see him and catch up a little bit.”