Morgantown, West Virginia – According to CBS Sports’ annual Top 100 best college basketball players list, the West Virginia Mountaineers have three of the top one hundred players in the country this season.
CBS Sports ranked sophomore forward Oscar Tshiebwe, sophomore guard Miles McBride and junior forward Derek Culver in the Top 100 players for the upcoming 2020-2021 basketball season.
Tshiebwe was ranked as the 15th best player in the country: “After leading West Virginia in field goal percentage, points, rebounds and shots blocked last season, we expect his jumbo role will further increase as he heads into his second season. The dynamic Mountaineer big man is a force on both ends of the floor and could take the mantle as the Big 12’s most impactful frontcourt presence.”
Miles McBride, who did not receive any preseason recognition from the Big 12 Conference, was listed as the 76th best player in the nation: “The unheralded prospect figures to be a starter now after making the Big 12 all-freshman team while averaging 9.5 points and 1.1 steals in just 22.3 minutes per game last season.”
In addition, Derek Culver made CBS Sports’ Top 100 basketball list: “The Mountaineers have a deep cast of proven talent, so don’t expect Culver to produce eye-popping offensive numbers, but the 6-10 forward is a great rebounder who does a lot for the Mountaineers.”
Bob Huggins’ team is loaded this season, and with three of best one hundred players in the country, the West Virginia Mountaineers should be one of the favorite teams to not only win the Big 12 Conference but also the National Championship.
Here it is, one of most enjoyable pieces of preseason content we do every year: @CBSSports’ annual list of the top 101 players in college basketball.
Baylor and Gonzaga lead the list with four players apiece. https://t.co/VdI8HAcQnW
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) November 11, 2020