WVU Projected to Finish in Bottom Half of Big 12 Conference

The 2023-24 WVU Men’s Basketball has been projected to finish towards the bottom of the Big 12.


Morgantown, WV – There is a lot going against the WVU Men’s Basketball program right now. Not only have they lost some potentially key players, but Hall of Fame Head Coach Bob Huggins is now out the door. In comes Josh Eilert to try to right the ship for one season before the university does a nationwide coaching search.

With so much turmoil, many media members are beginning to take notice as they draft their preseason previews.

College Hoops Today with Jon Rothstein recently revealed his Big 12 Offseason Breakdown. Included in his breakdown was the ranking of all Big 12 schools.

West Virginia was featured in 9th out of 14th place in the league.


Here are his current Big 12 standings:

1. Kansas

2. Houston

3. Texas

4. Baylor

5. TCU

6. Kansas State

7. Texas Tech

8. Iowa State

9. West Virginia

10. Oklahoma State

11. Cincinnati

12. Oklahoma

13. BYU

14. UCF


Rothstein also featured WVU’s projected starters, key losses, newcomers, and projected bench:

Projected Starting 5:
G Kerr Kriisa
G Seth Wilson
G Jose Perez
F Quinn Slazinski
C Jesse Edwards
Projected Bench: Omar Silverio, RaeQuan Battle (needs NCAA waiver), Jeremiah Bembry, Patrick Suemnick, Kobe Johnson
Key Newcomers: Kerr Kriisa (Arizona), Jesse Edwards (Syracuse), Omar Silverio (Manhattan), Jose Perez (Manhattan), RaeQuan Battle (Montana State), Jeremiah Bembry (Florida State), Quinn Slazinski (Iona)
Key Losses: Erik Stevenson, Emmitt Matthews Jr., Kedrian Johnson, Mohamed Wague”

Jon Rothstein’s full breakdown of the Big 12 can be seen on College Hoops Today.

(Photo by WVU Athletics)

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Clark Johnson
Clark Johnson is a Football Columnist for The Voice of West Virginia. He is a student at Concord University and is majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. He became a Mountaineer fan at 9-years old and has not missed a WVU football game since 2008. He is honored to bring new perspective and fresh content to the best fanbase in the nation!