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Morgantown, West Virginia – Senior guard Taz Sherman has one goal for the upcoming season and it’s very ambitious.  When asked today at the Big 12 Media Day why he decided to return to West Virginia University for his final year of eligibility, Sherman didn’t hesitate with his response.

“I want to give Huggs a national championship,” Sherman said.  “He’s been super close and I feel like we’ve had teams since I’ve been here that could have done it.  We’ve had special teams and I feel like this year could be that year.”

When asked about what it’s been like to play for Bob Huggins, Sherman said the following:  “It’s been great.  There’s a sense of greatness.  You just walk into the gym and know that he’s a legendary coach and you can’t do anything but respect it.  He’s going to be in the Hall of Fame one day.  It’s years overdue but he’s going to be there soon.”

Huggs just wants to bring the best out of you, especially if he knows you’re not performing at your best.  He just tries to get you to perform at the level that he knows you’re capable of.  If he knows you aren’t playing your best, he’s going to say it in a way that will get you to play better, and it almost always works.”

Sherman, a preseason Big 12 Conference Team Honorable Mention pick, averaged 13.4 points while shooting 41.3% from the field and 35.9% from three point range last season for the Mountaineers.

West Virginia lost Derek Culver and Miles “Deuce” McBride from last year’s team, but the Mountaineers return several key pieces and have added many talented newcomers.  Although there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding this West Virginia team, they have incredible potential and one of the best coaches ever on their bench.

Anything is possible with this West Virginia Mountaineers basketball team.  Even Bob Huggins’ first national championship.

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