Surprise Duo

John Flowers has been part of an unexpected tandem in West Virginia's high-low offense.

Against Cleveland State, Flowers and Thoroughman combined for 19 points, with many of them coming out of a high post - low post set. Thoroughman, passing well from the key, found Flowers for a couple of shots inside, but complemented those passes by hitting a jumper and driving for a pair of lay-ups to help keep the sagging Cleveland State defense honest. Thoroughman finished with seven assists against no turnovers as he and Flowers continued their play as West Virginia's most consistent duo.

Prior to the season, the pair wouldn't have been the most likely selections as West Virginia's offensive post threats. Kevin Jones, Deniz Kilicli or Danny Jennings would have been the more obvious choices, but it has been Flowers and Thoroughman that have emerged as WVU's offensive spark plugs inside.

"We've been playing together for four years, and that helps," Flowers said of the synergy that has developed between the pair. "He just listens, and knows where the ball goes. He's just doing what he's supposed to do. He's a smart player, and he knows how to play the game."

In this interview, Flowers discusses his play with Thoroughman and his own 10-point, 11-rebound performance.


John Flowers Interview


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