Spanish Surprise: Watch the New WVU Basketball Team in Spain
It’s been a big offseason for West Virginia basketball. With the young core having a strong finish to the 2018-2019 season and McDonald’s All-American Oscar Tshiebwe, among others, set to join the roster, it’s time to get fired up about Mountaineer basketball again. Luckily we don’t have to wait all the way until basketball season to see them in action. We get to watch the new WVU basketball team in Spain this summer.
West Virginia has three games in Spain. First they take on the Madrid All-Stars on August 6. Then they play the Valencia Basketball Academy on August 9 and finish things up the tour against the Barcelona All-Stars on August 11.
Practice No. 1 for our trip to Europe is just a day away – which means this is coming back soon ? #HailWV pic.twitter.com/jAsl1fVwKm
— WVU Men's Basketball (@WVUhoops) July 9, 2019
It’s a great opportunity to see the results of the work put in the offseason by the rising sophomore duo of Derek Culver and Jordan McCabe. Emmit Matthews Jr. and Jermaine Haley finished the season extremely strong and will be looking to build off of that. With five-star big man Oscar Tshiebwe joining the roster it gives West Virginia an incredible presence under the basket.
Coming off of a rare losing season, Bob Huggins will be ready to get these guys back on the court and get things back on track. During the offseason Huggins was inducted into the Conference USA Hall of Fame as part of their inaugural class. What better way to get things going than a trip to Spain for the team? Not only will this be an incredible experience for the players and coaching staff, but it will help build some chemistry going into the season.
Practice No. 1️⃣ in the books for ?? #SummerOfSpain pic.twitter.com/GNLIe8mu8L
— WVU Men's Basketball (@WVUhoops) July 11, 2019
This and other games will be broadcasted by FloHoops.com and on the FloSports app. There will be a total of 27 games broadcasted by them. This will include WVU along with Syracuse, Seton Hall, Washington, Georgia Tech, Xavier, and Georgetown.
Instead of spending all of August dreaming about WVU football, Mountaineer fans will get to tune in for some WVU basketball.