Holton, Long Talk Team Development

West Virginia's Jonathan Holton and James Long might be viewing the game from opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to playing time. But both see the same positive traits in this Mountaineer team, namely length, athleticism and depth. But, as both note here, that doesn't directly translate to wins without proper execution.

Holon, listed as an expected starter in his first game of eligibility since coming to WVU, speaks to the Mountaineers' press, its ability to utilize depth to wear on foes, his expectations over the early portions of the season and if the Mountaineers have maximized their practices and simply need to face a foe in a live game situation to begin discovering strengths and weaknesses.

Long, a 5-11, 190-pound sophomore transfer from Wofford, details his experiences trying to break West Virginia's press in practice, what he sees as the biggest impediment to opposing guards and the intimidation factor WVU might once again possess. The Charleston, W.Va. native also addresses his hopes for the first pair of games this weekend and what he wants to see from a revamped Mountaineer team.


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