MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — According to a source close to the program, former West Virginia point guard Jordan McCabe was going to be hired as a graduate assistant on the Mountaineers’ coaching staff in an announcement that was scheduled at the end of June or early July.
However, this is now in limbo due to Bob Huggins’ resignation. It’s unclear whether the Mountaineers’ coaching staff will now be retained or let go. If West Virginia hires an interim coach by promoting one of the current assistants on the staff, it’s entirely possible that McCabe could still be hired as a graduate assistant. If a coach is hired from outside the program and the current staff isn’t retained, it would be up to the new coach to decide.
In addition to the McCabe news, the source informed me that West Virginia’s coaching staff firmly believed that they were in “the driver’s seat” to land Cooper Flagg, the #1 player in the 2025 class. Flagg, a 6’8 forward, has offers from virtually every major program in the nation, but Huggins and his staff have built a real rapport with him and felt that him playing for the Mountaineers was “a real possibility.”
Jordan McCabe would have been a tremendous asset to the program and Cooper Flagg could have been a program-changing talent if the Bob Huggins’ incident didn’t happen. However, both situations are very much in limbo with the uncertainty surrounding the West Virginia basketball team.
Was just told a couple of interesting things that would have happened before yesterday’s events:
1.) Jordan McCabe was going to be a graduate assistant on the coaching staff this year.
2.) #WVU felt like they were in “the driver’s seat” to land #1 2025 recruit Cooper Flag.
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) June 18, 2023