Former Mountaineer to Join Best Virginia

Erik Stevenson will join Best Virginia, a TBT team competing this summer for a $1 million prize.  

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — According to his father Craig, former West Virginia guard Erik Stevenson will join WVU alumni team Best Virginia in the TBT this summer!

Craig Stevenson posted the following message on social media last night: “For all of you that are following Erik’s journey, he is wrapping up summer league action tomorrow and will fly back home Sunday night. Home for a couple days and flies to Pittsburgh to join the Best Virginia TBT team and will play for them in The Basketball Tournament, 7/25-8/3 or so. Most games are on ESPN.

After that, as of right now, he will report to Austin, Texas and play for the Austin Spurs in the G League this next season. We thank all of you for your support.”

Stevenson, 24, averaged 10.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in his one season with the Mountaineers last season. Since leaving Morgantown, Stevenson signed an NBA contract with the San Antonio Spurs and played in the NBA Summer League. In his first game with the Spurs, Stevenson shined off the bench, scoring 13 points on 3-4 from 3 point range.

In addition to Stevenson, Best Virginia will feature former West Virginia players Sean McNeil, Chase Harler, Jaysean Paige, Kedrian Johnson, John Flowers, Kevin Jones, Nathan Adrian and Teyvon Myers.

Other players on the team include Jamel Morris, a former player at Fairmont State, Jordan Allen, who played at Rider University, Keith Wright, who played at Harvard, Nathan Flowers who played at Oklahoma City and Quincy Ford, who played at Northeastern University. James Long will once again serve as the head coach of the team.