WVU Veterans On New Players, New Season

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The expectations are as high as any time since the 2010 Final Four season for West Virginia, which returns the bulk of its Sweet 16 team while also generating excitement from a series of newcomers after splashing back onto the national scene last season. Here, Tarik Phillip, Nathan Adrian and Devin Williams speak on thee Bahamas trip, rehab, position changes and more.

Phillip, fresh off a game-winning shot in WVU's initial round of the NCAA Tournament, discusses taking over the vacated point guard position, what he learned from Juwan Staten and Gary Browne and the changes to his game and physical frame during the offseason.


Adrian, who has a tendon issue via calcium build-up in his hand, will make the trip, but isn't expected to be cleared to play until early September. The forward, below, details his injury and recovery, his total development at the collegiate level and his thoughts on what the additional practices mean to the Mountaineers, and how valuable they have been for the newer players to adjust to the speed and pacing of play.


And finally, Williams, a potential All-Big 12 preseason pick, explains the biggest differences from last year to this, how he's helping the younger players adjust, the adaptation of play and his expectations of the press and the Bahamas trip as a whole, both on and off the court as this team begins to build toward what most expect to be a very solid season.



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