Myers Makes the Call

Williston State guard Teyvon Myers watched West Virginia's tough loss to Baylor in the Big 12 Championship on Thursday, but the Mountaineer defeat didn't have an impact on the decision he had come to just hours before.

While West Virginia battled the Bears in Kansas City, Teyvon Myers was watching. After a visit to the WVU campus last weekend, Myers found much to his liking, and worked his way to a decision while the Mountaineers were preparing for the Big 12 Championship. After the game, he contacted the WVU coaching staff to tell them of his decision to sign with West Virginia, a move that took at least a small bit of the sting out of the defeat.

"The loss didn't affect my thinking at all," Myers said after telling of his decision. "I love the way the players stick together through everything. No matter what happens, they have each others' backs. And Coach Huggins, he demands hard work. He's going to get the best out of you and make sure you are the best player you can be. I like that."

Myers told us last week that the family atmosphere and support were at the top of his list of desired items in a school, and he clearly found those at West Virginia. So much so, in fact, that he confirms that he will not take any other visits now that he has made his choice. Pending trips to Louisville and Arizona State, among others, will not come off.

Myers now plans to devote all of his time to preparing for the rigors of Division I while finishing up his classwork. If all goes according to plan, he will graduate on May 17.

"I'm going to work on my strength and speed and everything I need to do in order to be ready," he said. I will stay here (at Williston State) to finish up and keep working on my game."

Myers, who was recruited by assistant coach Larry Harrison, is looking forward to the time when he can join his new team.

This team this year, they are really good," he said. "They can still go a long way and do a lot of things. I think I can help them next year, and I'm going to work on every part of my game so that I can be ready."

Myers also detailed an excellent with relationship with Harrison.

"He's great!" Myers exclaimed of his primary contact with the Mountaineer program. "He's just a cool dude. I talk with him a lot."

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