The Mountaineers have a go-to player in Devin Williams and a promising freshman in Esa Ahmad. How will they work together?

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Devin Williams and Esa Ahmad are expected to give West Virginia some offensive punch. But how the two players mesh on the floor might be the key.

The Mountaineer offense, for two years ran through Juwan Staten, will instead center around Williams this season, making his ability to pass out of the post a must have for a WVU team hoping to build upon its Sweet 16 run last season. The 6-9 forward appears to be in the best shape of his career, and is showing more bounce ad the ability to attack the rim with power and finesse. Williams, above, talks about the changes to his game over the offseason and his newfound role as the primary threat within the motion sets. He also details the game of Esa Ahmad, and what the Scout.com four-star player could add to a team blessed with returning experience.

Ahmad, below, breaks down his own game, and his focus during West Virginia's preseason. Ahmad also notes the overall team development, and his abilty, according to head coach Bob Huggins, to play anywhere from the two through four spots, pending defensive match-ups. Ahmad also speaks to the relative strengths of his game, and how he has adapted to the speed and intenesity of the practices at this level.


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