Morgantown, West Virginia – Taz Sherman is used to defying odds. Under-recruited out of high school, Sherman went to Collin College in McKinney, Texas. While there, he averaged 25.9 points per game on the way to being named a National Junior College Athletic Association All-American.
In his first season in Morgantown, Sherman was mostly a role player off the bench, averaging 5.3 points in 31 games played and 4 starts. Last season, his second with the Mountaineers, Sherman proved that he was capable of being one of the very best scorers in the Big 12 Conference, averaging 13.4 points per game while shooting 35.9% from three point range.
Throughout last season, ESPN commentator Fran Fraschilla predicted that Sherman would be one of the top guards in the conference if he returned for another season. After initially entering his name into the 2021 NBA Draft, Sherman decided to return for his final year of eligibility.
Now, Sherman is ready to make Fraschilla’s prediction a reality.
Sherman was snubbed in the Big 12 Conference’s Preseason Awards, receiving only recognition as a “All Big-12 Honorable Mention.” But, like always, Taz Sherman is ready to prove his doubters wrong.
In West Virginia’s preseason charity exhibition against Akron, Sherman was sensational. Sherman’s 29 points on 10-14 from the field, 3-5 from three point range and 6-7 from the foul line set the tone for the rest of the season.
Taz Sherman is West Virginia’s undisputed on-court leader and go-to scorer. And while Kansas’ Remy Martin, Texas Tech’s Terrence Shannon, Texas’ Marcus Carr and Baylor’s Matthew Mayer are all incredibly talented players, Sherman will certainly be as important as any of them are to their respective teams and he will compete for the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year this year.
Taz Sherman has been overlooked and underrated and counted out over and over again in his life, and the 2021-2022 season is his opportunity to prove everyone wrong.
A strong showing this season could elevate him to a potential NBA Draft pick. After all, he is a tough 6’4 guard who can get to the basket, has the ability to create his own shot from anywhere on the court and he’s become a very consistent three-point shooter. What more could an NBA team want?
The sky is truly the limit for Taz Sherman.