Huggins Reaches Out to Former Defensive Player of the Year

Morgantown, West Virginia – According to Adam Zagoria, recent DePaul transfer Pauly Paulicap spoke with Bob Huggins yesterday and has scheduled a Zoom call with the West Virginia coaching staff for today.

Paulicap, a former MAAC Defensive Player of the Year, averaged 10.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game while at Manhattan during the 2019-2020 season, and then averaged 7.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game last season with DePaul.

Huggins is clearly prioritizing defense in the offseason, and Paulicap is one of the best available defensive prospects in the transfer portal.

Paulicap, a 6’8 forward originally from Elmont, New York, is an extremely high-energy player that would provide an immediate boost to the Mountaineers’ porous interior defense.

With the return of Gabe Osabuohien and Huggins seeking out the most most impactful defensive players available, look for West Virginia’s top weakness last season to actually become a strength next season.

Paulicap is a graduate transfer and has one year of eligibility remaining.

According to the DePaul Men’s Basketball Official Website: 

Career Highs

Points: 24, vs. Stony Brook (Dec. 5, 2018)*

Rebounds: 13 (3x), last at Iona (Feb. 23, 2018)*

Assists: 2 (2x), last at Seton Hall (Dec. 23, 2017)*
Steals: 2 (4x), last vs. Fairfield (March 6, 2020)*
Blocked Shots: 6 (2x), last vs. Canisius (Jan. 19, 2018)*