West Virginia men’s basketball made a trip overseas this summer, where Bob Huggins got his first look at this season’s Mountaineers.
The trip consisted of three games and several practices, capped off by a trip to the beach. West Virginia went undefeated in all three contests, winning by an average margin of 41.3 points.
One of the biggest takeaways from the trip, Huggins says, was the improvement of his bigs, namely Derek Culver and Logan Routt.
“[Logan] played really well. He played really hard and really ran the floor which we were really pleased about,” he said. “We’ve got Derek running the floor better. Logan really labored running the floor, he was great running the floor.”
As for his team’s shooting, Huggins says he hopes that his players grow to be more consistent but there are plenty of guys on the squad that can make shots.
Huggins also addressed concerns about his high-profile newcomer, forward Oscar Tshiebwe, who was unable to attend the trip due to issues with his visa. On their upcoming trip to Mexico, Huggins says that he is not yet set to go, but he will be, and the visa issue won’t be a problem moving forward.
Some of the trip’s highlights, however, came off the court — including a trip to the beach in Barcelona for a team football game. Huggins opted not to participate in that activity, however, saying that he “found other things to do.”