The First Piece of West Virginia Basketball’s Rebuild

Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers basketball program has a very important visitor in town this weekend.

Erik Stevenson, a 6’4 senior guard from Lacey, Washington, is a transfer from South Carolina and averaged 11.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game last season for the Gamecocks.

The Voice of Motown reached out to Stevenson to see how the visit was going and he responded by saying, “Been going well, love the campus and facilities.”

In his one season at South Carolina, Stevenson was the team’s leader and shot an incredible 61-62 from the free throw line, which is an incredible 98.4%. Stevenson is also a consistent three point shooter and tough, gritty defensive player, and he would fit right in as a senior leader for the Mountaineers.

Stevenson has heard from several schools – including most recently from BYU and Georgia – but he visited Morgantown first and posted a message on his social media account that read “Almost Heaven.”

West Virginia will be very active in the transfer portal this offseason, but Erik Stevenson has become a real priority for Bob Huggins and his staff. Don’t be surprised if Stevenson makes his commitment to the Mountaineers before leaving town this weekend, or very soon after.

According to Evan Miyakawa, Stevenson is a four star transfer prospect and the #10 available player overall in the transfer portal. Landing a player of his caliber would be a huge start to Bob Huggins’ very important offseason and would be a tremendously big first step in rebuilding the Mountaineers into contenders.