WVU’s two leading scorers, and to date, two most mercurial Mountaineers, are Division I transfers, coached by a Division I transfer named Bob Huggins.
Iowa State has five Division I transfers on the roster and Coach Fred Hoiberg – not a transfer in his days with the Cyclones — has brought eight to campus in his three seasons. He’s getting the most out of his next-stop players.
Iowa State (11-4, 1-1 Big 12) features four Division I transfers. One leads the team in scoring, one is the starting point guard, one plays the most minutes and has the best assist-turnover ratio for an up-tempo team and one is the top reserve.
And for effect, a junior college transfer is Big 12′s most prolific and most accurate 3-point shooter.
“We’ll always look at it and try to find out what makes the most sense for the program and to have long-term success,” said Coach Fred Hoiberg, who has brought eight Division I transfers to campus in his three seasons. “For us, it was pretty important to get to the next level and where we needed to be to compete in the Big 12 Conference.
“It’s something we’ll certainly continue to look at. There were a couple this year we missed on that ended up going to big-time programs.”
And that’ll be all for me during business hours today. I’m on the ground in Iowa and heading a few hours southeast for an assignment. Won’t say more than that for the time being.
You might get announcements for Tony Gibson and Lonnie Galloway joining the football staff today. I heard both gentlemen were at the women’s basketball game last night, which seems like something employees would do. They’re not even allowed to have WVU cell phones until they get the nod from H.R.
As for Iowa …
So true. So true. I’ll see you at the live post here tonight. The ESPN2 game tips at 9′ish EST.