Senior goalie Taz Sherman announced via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon that he would return for another season in West Virginia, ending his entry into the NBA Draft review.
Sherman, who was mostly the Mountaineers’ sixth man last season, averaged 13.4 points and had six starts, beating double the scores in 21 of 28 games played. His 47 3-point goals were second for the team and he earned an honorable mention on the All-Big 12 Conference team in the playoffs.
“We are delighted to have Taz back for another season of Mountaineer basketball,” said WVU coach Bob Huggins upon leaving college. “He went from five points per game in his first season with us to over 13 points per game last season. Taz explored his options professionally, while completing his bachelor’s degree in May. Taz is a leader on and off. the field, and he will provide us with veteran leadership this season. “
WVU rising junior point guard Miles “Deuce” McBride and rising senior point guard Sean McNeil remain in the NBA draft review, but both have kept the option of returning. WVU forward Derek Culver entered the draft and hired an agent, officially ending his mountaineering career.
WVU has also been busy in the transfer portal this offseason both in terms of subtractions and additions. Point guard Jordan McCabe (UNLV) and forward Emmitt Matthews (Washington) were each transferred out of the program while Huggins signed three players: forward Dimon Carrigan (Florida International), point guard Malik Curry (Old Dominion) and forward Pauly Paulicap (DePaul).