West Virginia Pursuing Player of the Year

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — The West Virginia Mountaineers already have the #1 transfer class in college basketball, but they are not done yet!

In fact, Bob Huggins and his staff are in hot pursuit of one player in particular, RJ Sunahara. That last name might sound familiar, as he is the son of current West Virginia volleyball coach Rex Sunahara and brother of former West Virginia punter Rex Sunahara.

Sunahara, a 6’8 redshirt junior, is the reigning Division II National Player of the Year, leading the Nova Southeastern Sharks to a Division II National Championship this past season.

Sunahara averaged 18.9 points, 5.4 rebounds while leading the Sharks in blocks and is the all-time leader in program in block shots, second in Shark Men’s basketball history in points (1,579) and field goals (594), and sixth all-time in rebounds.

In other words, Sunahara is an absolute beast and was clearly the best player in Division II basketball last season. With that said, the Mountaineers are maxed out on scholarships, particularly if Jimmy Bell returns, and will have to find a way to make bringing Sunahara home to West Virginia.

Check out his impressive highlights below: