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Mountaineer guard Terry Henderson (right) joins Eron Harris (left) and is transferring out of the Mountaineer basketball program.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU announced on Friday that junior guard Terry Henderson has asked for his release and plans to transfer out of the program.

“We have enjoyed Terry and his contributions to Mountaineer basketball,” WVU head coach Bob Huggins said in a release. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Henderson’s departure is the second high-profile transfer for the Mountaineers this offseason following the loss of Eron Harris.

Henderson averaged 11.7 points per game this past season with West Virginia and would have been a key returning piece heading into the 2014-2015 year.

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  • Justin

    Have you been looking at the recruiting boards...DH recruiting is on fire. While BH can barely get a kid that's on anyone's radar. DH is getting kids away from big name schools while BH is stealing kids from Ohio and Marshal. Not exactly a huge win on the basketball front.

  • Justin

    Sounds like these transfers are more to do with A coach who refuses to adapt his coaching style to the younger generation than kids being home sick (as many BH loyalists would have ppl believe).

  • Dan H.

    Yes, I agree. It's a shame players are using WVU as a spring board...
    Players need to understand that great schools are great because of the coaches AND the players..

  • Dan H.

    So here is my take in a nutshell:
    Hugs knows how to coach MEN, not BOYS. I believe it's a generational thing more than anything. You have so many kids these days who don't understand what work really is! So many kids these days don't respond well to "in your face coaching", and instead of listening and trusting, they are disrespectful and think they know better. On the flip side however, have you noticed that Huggs did great with the outgoing coaches players, and is doing terrible with his " own way" ... This is happening in football too,. Holgerson did great with what he was ( literally) given.. And then when Casteel left, and Geno moved on, the football program is awful.. These two coaches are GREAT coaches, but obviously don't know how to recruit.

  • Justin

    He also said when he's not getting it done anymore, he would step down. The longer he stays, the longer it will hurt the program in the long run. If you all love WVU so much, why is it acceptable for Huggins to run this program into the ground...simply bc he's a WV guy. That is appalling and you all that believe BH is on the right track seriously seek out a shrink bc your not living in reality.

  • Alum

    How dare you make such a logical and well stated post. Don't you realize where you are posting this? lol

    Well said, very well said.

  • Aaron

    Who were Beliens recruits that Ledt and started this nosedive?

  • Billy

    U Conn did just fine with a new coach who had no experience. As for luck Peewee Herman could not do any worse.

  • The Wisetalker

    Huggs will fix it...Don't worry...

  • ViennaGuy

    And replace Huggs & Luck with who?

    It's easy to say "off with their heads" ...

  • Mister Man

    He, also, should make sure he gets a degree. He, certainly, won't be playing in the NBA.

  • Mister Man

    He needs a while to get his grades in order.

  • Mister Man

    Yup. He was crybaby's roommate.

  • BH

    He'll probably transfer.

  • ViennaGuy

    Aaron, you are exactly right; it's becoming a big problem in all of college basketball. IMO, there are several factors at play.

    First, players have seen that coaches are increasingly mobile; colleges are more willing to cut coaches loose to pursue other opportunities. The players, with some justification, are thinking, "Why can't I do the same thing?"

    Second, we have a generation of players who, at a young age, see big money in the NBA and want it - now. Too many of them think success is automatic or comes with a minimum of effort. They were the cat's meow on their high school teams; they find out the hard way that it isn't the same in Division I basketball, and they don't like spending three or four years working hard to get to an NBA-level of performance. The media is partly to blame for this, with the way it focuses on the latest high-school hotshot who leaves college for the NBA draft after their freshman year of college ball - look at the way it focused on LeBron James(even though he didn't go to college).

    Third, and dovetailing on the second point, Huggs is a coach who demands that his players put in the time necessary to be successful in his program. Huggs has said on the radio more than once that he has had problems getting players to come out for practice and or put in the time needed to succeed. Why is that? The players knew going in what kind of program Huggs runs. Do they not want to put in the time and effort needed? Why did they join his program? He's not known as a pushover coach. My opinion is that there are fewer and fewer players who really want to put in the time and effort necessary to be successful in a program like Huggs' program.

    Fourth, the NCAA hands-off rules change had a huge impact on WVU. Huggs has always run a physical defense, and the rule essentially forced him to start from scratch. I think the rules change was terrible; if the NCAA wanted to speed the game up and boost scoring, they should have cut the shot clock to 24 seconds. However, the rules are the rules, and Huggs must work within them.

    For the other posters who are making the comparison between John Beilein and Bob Huggins, let me point something out. Remember, John Beilein took over a totally broken WVU basketball program(no slight to Gale Catlett, who I still think was a great coach). Remember also that Beilein was not the first choice to become head coach. And remember that Beilein didn't have instant success; it took time and effort - how quickly we forget! I'd also like to point out that Division I college basketball as a sport has changed markedly since Beilein left for Michigan.

    All of that being said, it would appear that there are some problems in the WVU basketball program; however, I doubt that the coaching staff is the sole source of the problems. If the problem resided solely in the WVU coaching staff, we wouldn't see a laundry list of players across Division I wanting to change schools.

    This is a problem that the NCAA needs to deal with - now.

  • Aaron

    I agree and we'll said.

  • Aaron

    Staten seems to taking it just fine. In fact, it seems he's flourished.

  • Wenkev

    Harris is from Indiana, closer to big 12 schools.

  • Wenkev

    Wait a minute here. If a really good player (staten) transfers in, it's ok, but if two good players transfer out, the program is in shambles? What's the difference? Boy, I bet Dayton would've loved to had Staten during their run in the tournament this year. OK State and Maryland lost a bunch this year too! This is NOT an isolated "Huggins" problem. There is an underlying current of something deeper. Now that Harris is free, the list of major programs recruiting him is large. It seems like these kids are using schools like WVU almost like JC schools in hopes of getting an offer from a Duke, UK, etc to enhance their chances of going to the NBA. My question is who is in all if these kids heads getting them to leave?

  • mad hatter

    haven't you noticed, we're having problems, some people will never "get it"

  • mad hatter

    just consider for one minute, the donors who put up all that money for the practice facility, something like 24 million dollars. How do yo think they fill after being sold that bill of goods?
    Well huggie bear, i wouldn't expect much from them anymore, and attendance, which has been going down hill, well, voice your opinion sports fans, empty seats surely puts pressure on Luck to make a change
    Aaron is the only one who still backs him and she is his mother, so i wouldn't hold my breath.
    It's sad when someone doesn't realize it's time. Huggie , move on with class, before all of wv and wvu hate you.
    You are making a mockery of wv and wvu.. sad.

  • Ole Sasquatch

    Well just go then - damn it!

  • WVfaninFla

    This transferring may be a trend in college basketball but other teams transfers were not needed as bad as we needed them to stay at West Virginia. The downward spiral of the program has reached a critical point and to me this is a make or break year for Huggins. .500 or less and he needs to go. Kids don't want to play for his type anymore. My friends son is a 5 Star recruit for 2015 and he said he likes WV but not Huggs. He is likely headed to Kansas or UNC. How many do we lose like this? They liked Beilien. Huggs would have never won without his recruits.

  • ChasK

    I agree that Luck needs to go. Wish Texas had took him. And as far as being smart in hiring Mazey, I am one of the few who disagree have you forgot the end of last season? They needed wins to get to the NCAA's and he rests the starters against hated Marshall and suffers a humiliating loss. He then holds out his best pitcher in a series they could have and should have won. A couple of more wins might have got us in. I also agree that Huggins is past his time but let's get rid of Luck also.

  • Hailey

    Shows what you know about basketball...no one wants a 5"11 center

  • Troll

    Who cares if they leave, so Harris scored 17 a game and Henderson 11 a game and this all most of you simple minded people see and panic, but in truth they each give up 34 a game so I for one say get the hell on out and don't come back no more no more jack! I would rather have two who only scored 5 a game and give up 4 than those prima donnas that walked out on WVU because they were actually expected to give a 110% on both ends of the court 100% of the time. Huggins stay the course and don't give in, when you start letting the prima donnas run the team that's when you have problems,

  • Jrizzle

    So, you guys that are saying that Luck needs to "do something" about Huggins---- I'm curious as to your thoughts on whether Gee and the university should "do something" about Luck? This guy has only made 1 solid business decision since coming back to morgantown--- hiring randy mazey. Every other decision has either been bad, or yet to be proven as either good or bad. So, if you think huggs needs to be gone, what about Luck? Who holds this guy accountable?????

  • jay

    Any real mountaineer fan knows us going to the final 4 or being top 5 in football is a rare occasion. We were lucky to have these things happen recently. Now its back to reality. Its not always the coaches fault. These guys want to play infront of their families and against their friends; not out in iowa and kansas. These are east coast kids. We never should have joined the big 12!!!!!!!!!

  • WV Grad

    Once Beilein's recruits left, Huggin's program nosedived and the downward spiral continues.

  • Leroy j Gibbs

    Really? Harris and Henderson were good but very inconsistent .No great loss.

  • Leroy j Gibbs

    Kids have changed. The entitled don't take the old style in your face coaching any more. Huggins is a dinosaur now

  • Leroy j Gibbs

    The grass is always greener over the septic tank

  • Master of One

    Do you want to get Oliver Luck's attention?

    QUIT BUYING TICKETS!

  • Old Coach

    I thing you are on to sometime Aaron , but in time it will come out. I am my 70s and this has hurt me more than anything to see this program hurt like this...

  • Joe

    I am with those calling for further investigation into what is really going on with the program. The fans and the money that supports the program deserve nothing less. Since Metro News and Mr. Raese no longer have the media rights package, perhaps this is the organization that will step up and get the job done?

    I think the problem is partly to blame on Bob Huggins. But, the evolution of the game into a television centered event has changed it into something that will never allow it to go back to what it used to be. A lot of the recruits are looking for 1 - 2 seasons, then NBA draft. If no NBA, then transfer. There is no loyalty in the kids today, or adults for that matter.

    A lot of folks hold UK as the model for success. one and done, year-in - year-out. How do fans become loyal in that kind of atmosphere?

    3/4 of the way through last seasons I was getting really excited about this team, especially their prospects for '14-'15. Turns out the kids were all just a bunch of islands in a loosely affiliated chain. The big looser in this is Juwuan Staten. He really stepped-up, as a team player and leader, in '13-'14. Honestly, with some loyalty and commitment from his teammates, this team was a Big 12 championship contender for '14 - '15. Harris, Henderson, Miles, Hinds et al... have shown absolutely no character in getting on board with the program, regardless of Huggins' certain weaknesses as a coach.

    Yes, accountability is mostly on Huggins. But there is something larger looming out there. Somebody please start digging in.

  • Joe

    This is very concerning. But, over the past two seasons, it always felt as though both Henderson and Harris were on the fence,and would go at any time. They seem to be talented players, lacking discipline and patience to build a program. On the other side of the coin, Staten transferred to WVU. I don't see anyone questioning his credentials. As a fan, I really don't care if 500 players transferred in D1. How can I continue to support a team, with undying loyalty, if no one stays more than one or two years so we can compete in the top tier of the Big 12. Obviously, I have mixed emotions, but I am loosing my enthusiasm for Coach Huggins.

  • Ut Oh

    These kids hear all along how great they are, then after a little success or maybe lack of playing time outside people start telling them how green the grass is elsewhere and that they should transfer. The grass is seldom greener on the other side, stay in school and get your education and accept the fact that you may not be as good as someone else (who would like to follow your coattail) tells you! Good luck kids...

  • Ut Oh

    See Aarons post above from ESPN concerning just this years transfer's. The article printed out 9 pages of transfer's alone. I think this shows the problem is everywhere, not just WVU!

  • Aaron

    I've missed my little B*****

  • Aaron

    I'm curious about one thing sir? Why is it that none of these recruits do not see Huggins coaching style BEFORE they come to WV. Unlike Harris who had few offers, Henderson had some decent offers. And it's not like recruits don't have the opportunity to speak to current players so why are they coming to WVU in the first place?

  • Aaron

    What have I said that is wrong?

    If you can.

  • B

    The pen is more powerful than the sword!!! Now West Virginia sports writers , GET IT DONE!!

  • mad hatter

    i've been trying to tell mrs.huggins for a long time now, that bobby once was great, but now, not so great, not so fair, and well less than average.
    When he's on tv ,and screaming his head off at his players, and calling them names, well, it's down right embarrassing to the fans, wvu, and the state of wv. shame on you mrs huggins for letting your son act this way in public,,, maybe , just maybe, you'll now have a change of heart on your posts.. you're becoming the laughing stock of this site.

  • mad hatter

    yes mrs. huggins,,, why don't you just get the heck off this site.

  • Old Coach

    Mister G ... The sports writers and journalists and broadcasters are all good friends to Huggs..... They come and go in and out of the coliseum, they have privileges to do whatever they want to, they feel like they are part of the team.... They travel with Huggs they eat with him, they hunt, they fish, they go places they vacation, they fly on the plane or bus to and from the games..... When it's that way with the coach he can say you're not permitted to practice and have nothing to do with you..... It's like slap the hand that feeds you and you won't get no food..... After yesterday the way the guys talked especially Tony and the old coach, they are not going to say anything negative about Huggs or the program..... Mister G .....to get a sportswriter to write anything negative about Huggs he will have to come from another state.....or that dude "Chuck Landon " " he is a coo coo " that writes for Marshall he does not like WVU or Huggs ..... Mr. look will have to address this and tell the Fanbase the results...

  • Tyrone

    Heck 17 players have left after we were at the final 4 . I say he has to go . My Choice is Patrick Belien he can be no worse then what we have now . And that is all i have to say .

  • jfk

    amen bro

  • Go herd

    Cry me a river just faces it wvu is done no couches no ad no more big East to pick on all I can say is go herd.

  • B

    For West Virginia ( and I mean all of WV) to climb out of the hole it is in, it needs to rid itself of the tumor of drugs and alcohol. Unless, that happens, the public will not demand anything that is necessary. I know what West Virginia use to be like, and it was a society that was influenced by the Christian work ethic. I say that because, it didn't exclude Catholics or Protestants, but expected all to work and make the best of any situation. I think when we demand the coaches of our universities to be genuine and care about the kids and not their own paychecks, we will be on the road to recovery.

  • Old Coach

    Well Aaron I see you have come around like most on here, not that it matters, but you have been the only one to speak on behalf all Huggs.... I said something had to be done just after they lost the game to Georgetown in the NIT".....For what it's worth Huggs has become another "Bob Knight " except he don't throw chairs across the floor, or hit players.... He has a bad habit of yelling and screaming and sometimes putting his guys under the bus.... I listened to SportsLine Friday evening and they took a phone call from a caller, I think it was from Charleston, the caller called out Tony and the old coach on their talking or didn't say something had to be done about the basketball program, Tony took the call and was almost speechless but he stuttered through an answer, they did give the facts of how many players had left after WVU went to the final four ..... I could be mistaken but I think only two recruits are still there.... These kids and their parents see Huggs standing face-to-face yelling and screaming looking like veins in his neck is going to bust open on national TV don't like that , it don't work no more..... I like Huggs , but he has lost whatever he had he don't have it any more.... WVU was to be in the top 25 beginning of the basketball season..... That may not happen now..... Mr. luck is going to have to address this and reveal it to the Fanbase or the coliseum will do good to be half full..... Do you hear me Mr. luck you need the Fanbase to support the basketball program, you are losing them ..... I said enough I love the Mountaineers.....

  • B

    Mister GI,
    YOU HIT IT RIGHT ON THE HEAD!!

  • B

    People sit on their ass because the program is locked in the 80s.

  • B

    Bottom line.... it's time for our esteemed (er con - man athletic director) to send Huggins down the road.

  • john

    At some point Luck has got to realize that the person who needs to leave is Huggins! Not only can't Huggins and his staff recruit they can't hold onto the players they do recruit. This program is now an absolute joke.

  • B

    WV Hillbilly,
    Why does Huggins recruit these kind of players you describe? He has all the amunition, yet he can't recruit. It's time for a change. The money has doubled since Beilhline , yet the program is a joke. I have said this will happen and it's because Huggins has a bad reputation, and parents know it. Why put your kids through that?

  • B

    If Henderson is not the player he thinks he is, why did Huggins recruit him in the 1st place? I don't think he's a great player either. Has ability, but no character. It seems he can't get players who have the whole package, meaning talent and character. I guess it's all about entrance exams.

  • Nathan

    The program may be in shambles but I also place some of the blame on fans at games for just sitting on their butts and not cheering like they are kicking back and watching an opera. We as fans need to make the Coliseum player friendly again.

  • An actual athlete

    Can't argue with you at all. Every player I've talked to said the same thing.

  • An actual athlete

    Worry about your sorry program herd fan. The best player you have had in years started for Iowa state this year.

  • William

    This is crazy, my Mountaineers are falling apart. Can WVU give the fans some type of explanation?

  • An actual athlete

    Name a coach that doesn't curse officials. And don't you dare bring up that rat at duke, he is the worst of them all.

  • Mick

    JC or whatever you're trying to spell. Crawl back under your Marshall rock and stay there.

  • FNP

    According to past players, these kids are soft and dont want to put the work in. They want to be the star and want it to come easy. This is coming from Flowers, Butler, Jones, ect. These kids bought into the system and they won. It's a shame this is happening but those two were tight and you had to figure they would both bolt.

  • Aaron

    I wonder why he waited until grades were posted to announce.

  • Aaron

    I wonder why he waited until grades were posted to make this announcement.

  • Tootie

    You appear to know less about sports than you do politics....which ain't saying much.

  • JS

    Wo Ho Ho!!! Looks like Bobby's got to go!!!!

  • Go herd

    You all got a good young couch their now for years you guys been saying hes the best it looks like it more players levees wvu than any where.

  • beckbdb

    yes, he originally stated he wanted to be close to home. Now he and his father are talking about "needed a coach to respect me and I'll respect him." Both these guys were losing time, but Staten wasn't. He took a seat occasionally because Huggs gave him a rest. If staten is not out there, they slowed down. Those two players (Henderson and Harris) played off Staten's double team most of the time.

    Huggs brought in a couple of extra players and I think they see themselves losing more time. They are good players, they just don't like being told they are wrong.

    Dibo is the Pat Miller of the b-ball team, so it's not a real big loss. Just because you have a good game or two doesn't mean we need you.

  • TN

    The continued loss of quality players is unacceptable. What is going on behind the scenes that propels these players to leave early? Its such a soap opera within the WVU men's basketball program. What is Carey doing right that Huggins hasn't figured out?

  • Sqidoc

    Nothing like going to the coliseum to hear Bob yell FU to the refs. Stay classy Huggs. This starts at the top.

  • Holgie

    Time for you to get back to your hut and cuddle with your sheep. Goodnight.
    P.S. don't forget to brush your tooth. Oh I forgot, you don't own a toothbrush.

  • J the C

    Mike, you're a genius. Apply for the job.

  • Holgie

    JC, Your vocabulary is impressive.

  • J the C

    you're a zip!

  • J the C

    art thou fooly a hole?

  • Holgie

    JC, Look in the mirror. You'll see the biggest fool.

  • J the C

    goofball

  • J the C

    lapdogs? You are a fool.

  • J the C

    -1

  • J the C

    You're such an expert.

  • J the C

    Matt, you're another goof!

  • Holgie

    NOY SURE I AGREE, BUT WELL SAID.

  • J the C

    +1

  • J the C

    It's a "Holgie" you goof!

  • J the C

    Fool!

  • richard

    holgie, these are just a bunch of spoiled cry babies who want to be coddled. players now days can't take it if they are corrected. i could take it-----hell yes i could. because i was brought up to respect and listen to my elders. they just need to keep their mouth shut-----learn the game under the coach they signed with, honor their pledge and be a basketball player. they knew what they were getting when they signed with huggins. hell yes they did!!!! no if, ands or buts!!!! they knew---period!!!! glad he and the others are gone, because they would have been bad apples next year with their pouting and bad attitudes.

  • Aaron

    Most can't shoot and then fans cry.

  • Holgie

    WV Hillbilly, The "men" don't want to play for Huggins. Look at his recruiting record, it sucks!
    He can't get the solid players.

  • WV Hillbilly

    Who needs players who only play when they feel like it? The only problem Huggs has is he is not willing to let these modern babies dictate how and when they play. He just needs to do a better job of recruiting men instead of cry babies.

  • Holgie

    Mister G, I agree but it will never happen. They would be ostracized from the program. Huggins would ban them from the gym.

  • Mister G!

    If this state had any semblance of serious journalists -- including the half dozen hacks who report on WVU athletics -- they would speak to these young athletes in-depth and off-the-record and find out why they're leaving Bob Huggins in droves. Something is rotten in the Coliseum...

  • Holgie

    Richard, Maybe you should expose yourself to Huggins' abusive behavior everyday and see how long you keep a smile on your face and want to stay at WVU.

  • richard

    how do you know it's huggins? funny how you know it is with no proof to back it up. it's the players decisions. he doesnt want to be here.....then gooooooooooo!! don't need you there. ps. mr. henderson, you need to learn to play defense, play with more gumption and show you are a player. you would disappear some games and never see you again because you would pout and stop playing!!! you arent the player you think you are. go somewhere else and pout. players like you are starting to sicken me. you think you are something you're not. bet we never hear from you again. i'm i bitter? yes!!! good riddance!!!

  • Mike

    Something's not right. Bad attitudes, bad recruiting, bad coaching...something is bad somewhere!

  • Beagle Hound

    Why doesn't coach throw a few bones to WV players since all these guys transfer.

    Most of you people need to get a life. WVU football and basketball is eyewash. Our country seems to be in a spiral to the bottom and our society is at fault. Church and education are no longer important, but cell phones and watching a bunch of self important, largely racist kids with few values is. This country is lost.

  • richard

    i used to say good luck.....now, if they don't want to be faithful to WVU-----then go. goodbye. don't care what happens to you. it was your choice!!!

  • Tim C

    Huggs is on a losing streak with his recruiting classes. The #1 and #3 scorer now gone. Why did he wait until now to announce? Goodbye Mr. Henderson and don't let the door hit you on the way out.

  • Holgie

    Any idiot can see this. Who in the world would want to play in this program unless you have baggage and can't go anywhere else. Additionally, if you are any good after two years years, you can't take Huggins anymore and you transfer.
    Embarrassing and disgusting.

  • Upset EERFAN

    +1

  • TC

    This is simply enough....I have followed WVU sports for over 50 years and this is simply enough. I realize kids transfer, but this is simply ridiculous.

  • Holgie

    Mark, I echo your sentiments. They're all afraid of Luck and Huggins. Lapdogs I believe is the correct name.

  • Mark

    Will someone in the WV sports media please delve into this? You do not need to kiss Huggs' backside any longer. And please... don't wait until a year afterward and then tell us you knew the real story all along. Be JOURNALISTS and search for the truth on this one.

  • TB

    Kentucky and Duke seem to have stars that play a year or two and continue to win. What not Huggin's teams?

  • TB

    Then Recruit defensive players!

  • matt

    The proof is that 13 players have transferred since the final 4.

    At least Dana can keep a roster together.

  • Upset EERFAN

    Make transfers sit out two years. Or give part of their scholarship money back. That will stop the flow. College players these days are just like all kids...too self centered with no discipline, jumping ship as soon as some coach yells at them or they get mad about something. It's disgusting.

  • matt

    Bob Huggins needs to be fired. This is unacceptable to lose 2 of your 3 best players because they don't get along with the coach

  • marcus alston

    The problem i have is I read Henderson said he was tired of losing.Wasn't he part of the problem.Not playing defense,not giving 100% every play?Is it me or are these generation of kids are soft as cottenelle tissue.

  • Aaron

    I would recommend he contact players from each potential school including at least one that transferred and inquire as to the coaching style of each. I think if he and his daddy does, they'll find that Coach Huggins is not the exception.

  • jschmoe

    do you have proof? or just hearsay

  • Charles

    JB got to a regional final and had a 20 pt. lead on Louisville at halftime in 2005. Lost in overtime. Won an NIT.

  • Gary Greene

    Really?

  • HOLGIE

    Some of you here continue to drink the kool aid and think this is not a Huggins problem. You refuse to believe that his style (if that's what you want to call it) is not the issue. It is!
    His abusive approach doesn't sell anymore. Nobody wants to be constantly ridiculed in public. That's not positive motivation.
    But go ahead and continue to beleive it's the players, and this downward spiral will continue.
    Shame on Luck!

  • Gary Greene

    It must be said; time for a new sheriff in Morgantown. This many transfers could not reflect in any positive fashion on the program.

  • Aaron

    I think first Huggins has to decide if he's willing to endure 3-4 more years with the game evolving the way it has. Then he, Luck and an impartial outsider should take a long hard look at the program. I know kids leave but there's enough data to find out why they are leaving.

    As Tony Caridi said on Sportsline, it's one thing to lose kids that aren't program builders but to lose kids like Harris and Henderson, kids who can contribute to your program over 4 years but you don't have to worry about losing to the draft really hurts the program.

    Luck should commission some very discreet individuals and assess the state of the program. Off the cuff, I would think that perhaps its time to shake up the staff and perhaps start looking to the next guy.

  • MJ

    So much for the nicest practice facility in the country attracting and keeping the best players.

  • Wirerowe

    I love Bobby Huggins like a brother. It is time Bobby.

  • gv

    This is not a program, it is a bunch of hodge podge let's try to field a team by a bunch of has been coaches. One thing stops this, quit donating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I did it, feel much better for it.

  • gv

    You guys worry too much, Huggs is close to signing a 5' 11" center from Union High School in Grant County.

  • TruthTeller

    Will a real journalist grow a pair and find out what is going on with the basketball program at WVU?
    How many talented players does WVU have to lose before somebody wakes up and realizes
    that something does not seem right?

  • Three L Pointer

    Love WVU basketball! Let's face it, the Bottom line is it is hard to recruit the blue chippers to Morgantown! Huggs gets the players that fall between the cracks and makes ball players out of them if they stay 4 years. Had sub standard talent the last two years and overachieved at 12 - 13. If Morgantown is was such a great recruiting ground, Beline wouldn't have darted to Michigan. How far did JB ever get in tournament at WVU?

  • wvguy624

    Hate to see these 2 kids go. It seems to me as a society we put these athletes on a very high pedestal at a very early age. Coaches aren't really allowed to yell at kids anymore so when they have an in your face coach like Huggs they can't handle the discipline. I feel that AAU has ruined alot of these kid's attitudes. What ever happened to the tough love thick skin? As a reminder they dont give participation trophies in college, they must be erned

  • squad

    I'm a big Huggins fan but this one does it for me. One too many for me to take. Hard one to swallow. Did you see the articles recently on Harris? It was closer to home supposedly....now his dad says Huggins was not the right coach...
    It may be time. I'd like to know more. Shattering for me. Gonna be hard to put a positive on this one.

  • clair

    Sign of the times.

  • GregG

    To many of these kids have had their little butts powdered since they hit the court in grade school. Now that they have entered the college level, be it WVU or any other school, they can't handle being coached by a real man that expects them to play as a team. This mass exit isn't just happening at WVU. Sticking out their lip and pouting seems to be the trend today. I say let them take their spoiled butt on down the road.

  • Aquarius

    What the hell is going on with the bb team? You are kidding! Do we even have a viable bb program under Huggins? Speechless ...

  • brandon beck

    Eron left because he's not the star and Huggins holds him accountable instead of kissing his arse. I am pretty sure Henderson is the same way

  • FNP

    I just want to know why

  • Billy

    Just another disappointing day to be a Mountaineer fan, where ever you may be.

  • Muddy Creek 7

    The program is simply in shambles.

  • bb

    Huggins said after the 12-13 season..."I tried it their way. Obviously it doesn't work. It's my way now. If you won't play the way I want you to, you are more than welcome to leave."

  • Aaron

    Kansas State and Henderson is 13 as far as I can tell but I don't think the exodus is done for this year. At least 1 more and potentially 2.

  • Aaron

    Kansas State

  • Aaron

    Over 500 players on this years list, not counting Henderson. It's becoming a problem in all college Basketball.

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/10702122/tracking-every-transfer-2014-offseason-college-basketball

  • Aaron

    He should ask Brandon Jennings about the Euroleague. Jennings opted for a year on that league and averaged 6 points a game in 17 minutes. As an NBA rookie the next year, he average 17 ppg. It's not all cake, candy and scoring over there. Jennings said in the 2009 NBA draft that his statistics suffered because his defense was weak. If that's the requirement, perhaps Dibo should look elsewhere.

  • BH

    Now would be a good time for Coach Huggins to retire. Why would a so-called "HOF" coach, with millions in the bank, want to spend the last years of his career striving to be a one-and-done NIT participant anyway.

  • FNP

    Listen, I love Huggs but I do think these issues need addressed by Luck and Gee. If his style is too much for kids to perform under, then it needs some attention. I don't get it.

  • Boomgrounder

    Huggins has to go. Luck needs to fire him and start all over with a new young coach. It's time!

  • Erik Enyart

    When will Huggins be held accountable for the demise of the WVU Basketball team? John Beilein leaves to become a national top 5 coach and we get a has-been coach who gets run out of Cincinnati and quits Kansas. How many players has Huggins brought in who have left early???? Fire Huggins now and bring in a coach who can relate to today's players because he can't!

  • Aaron

    While we see it more in Morgantown, it's not just WVU. Maryland coach Mark Turgeon, his program hit particularly hard said when ask this was becoming a pattern said no but it was an issue that had to be addressed.

    The Huggins haters think this is a problem only at WVU but as over 500 kids transferred in D-1 programs last year, clearly this is an issue that needs addressed.

  • Kevin W

    Play

  • Zach

    The problem with the system is that coaches can up and leave for a perceivably better job whenever they want so players should have the same right as well. Unfortunately, collegiate athletics have become a lucrative business and constant roster turnover is one of the side effects.

  • Kevin W

    You have to plat defense,, just saying , lol

  • Guardian

    I normally don't shoot from the hip, nor react without knowing all the facts. With that said, this trend is troubling - not a "all hands man your battle stations" troubling, but it is a matter of concern.

  • mountaineer marv

    This is getting very, very serious !!!! I think the fans deserve an explanation on what is going on ..

  • Class of 04'

    Art....Twitter is buzzing that Dibo is wanting to leave for a European pro team.....which I guess says a lot for the state of European Bball ;)

  • Zach

    This is obviously becoming a trend. The question is, is this generation of players, generally speaking, too "soft" for Huggs' coaching style or is this now the nature of the beast that is collegiate athletics and we as fans need to learn to live with it? Either way, what once was looked to be one of the more formidable back courts in the country going into next season is now comprised of Staten, Browne and a lot of question marks.

  • L77

    AFTER HUGGINS........

    The Mounties will put a team on the court that all players want to play for.

    If the coach doesn't fit.....he must find another place to do his thing. He cannot continue to run off our players.

  • Protechcpa

    Bob Huggins has earned unconditional respect in my opinion. Respect is one thing. This issue has reached a level that requires some sort of explanation. WVU fans and supporters (financial and otherwise) have a right to know what is going on within the program. That is, of course, if the university wants their continued support. With this level of disruption, how can fans look forward to ANY upcoming season? This is not pro sports with the free agency and "any way the wind blows" personnel changes. At least, it is not supposed to be.

  • Ole Sasquatch

    Hope not.

  • BH

    What, exactly, is the problem with the WVU basketball program?

  • Art in Ohio

    I hate to see this. What is going on in Morgantown? Last night, at a Mountaineer dinner in Parkersburg, Huggs was asked if the moving around of players was over...he said to stay tune.-----its not over. He stated that hundereds of D-1 basketball players had changed teams this year. This is nuts.