WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

On the near and distant future

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I wrote in today’s paper about WVU’s profound struggle to find a third scoring option, be it a person or a tactic, and how that’s something of a necessity the final five regular-season games. There are some interesting quotes, points and statistics in there, some we haven’t been over during our in-game dissections of what helps and hurts this team, but it’s not an entirely new topic to this particular population.

It’s still tremendous.

Speaking of …

M. McGill got a look at two players who might be a part of WVU’s basketball future. You know of the committed 6-foot-10, 300-pound Levi Cook, but more interesting is the plight of a player who could be a part of the 2014 or 2015 class, depending on how the Canadian plays his cards.

Another highly sought after prospect, Montaque Gill-Ceasar, is the wild card for West Virginia and any other major college program in search of a late impact addition. The Canadian-born standout is rated a five-star prospect in the Class of 2015, but the 6-5 wing player is considering an option to reclassify in the Class of 2014. That would make him one of the top prospects available.

The line of suitors would probably wrap around the Civic Center.

“Canada has 13 grades,” Huntington Prep coach Rob Fulford explained. “He is a senior here but in Canada he would be a junior.”

So, Gill-Caesar, who is nicknamed Tekki, has options. Kentucky and Duke could be top landing spots if he stays in the Class of 2015. WVU makes sense if Gill-Caesar wants to follow in the footsteps of former Huntington Prep star Andrew Wiggins, who is one of the nation’s top freshmen at Kansas, reclassify and make a splash in the Big 12.

I honestly did not now that about Tekki, though I knew about “Tekki.”

More future items to consider: Keep making suggestions about round table guests. I like a few of the the options so far, though there are some I absolutely will not consider.

As for tomorrow, the F Double will run, but later in the day. The football team has its pre-spring media luncheon tomorrow and I presume there will be some sort of clarity about the coaching staff. If not, that’s probably calliope music you’ll be hearing around 12:30 p.m. After that, I have an appointment to watch the USA v. Canada game on DVR delay. I plan to have the F Double done before I go to the luncheon, except for the intro. That’s going to top the post, of course, and it’ll be a while until I get to that.

Forgive me.