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Huggins meets with fans at Coalton Days

June 18, 2012
By Andrew Davis - Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins took a break from his busy schedule to attend the Coalton Days celebration on Saturday.

The veteran coach, who rode in the parade and signed autographs, had just completed his annual Fantasy Camp.

"I always have a good time when I come to Coalton," Huggins said. "It's always fun to come to a small festival like this and spend some time with great Mountaineer fans."

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West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins signs an autograph for a youngster during the Coalton Days celebration on Saturday.

Huggins' Fantasy Camp was held June 8-10, followed by his team camp.

"We had a lot of teams come to our camp this year," Huggins said. "The best part is that we have so many former Mountaineers come in and help out with it."

Da'Sean Butler is among the former WVU players that helped with this year's session.

With the graduation of Kevin Jones and Darryl "Truck" Bryant, three freshman - Eron Harris, Terry Henderson and Elijah Macon, along with a trio of transfers - will be counted on to step in and contribute this season.

Jones is currently projected to be a mid-second round draft pick in this year's NBA?draft.

"I really do think Kevin has a good chance to get drafted this year," Huggins said. "He has been working really hard and preparing for the NBA."

The transfers include Aaric Murray from LaSalle and Juwan Staten from Dayton, who were with the team last year but had to sit out all of last season.

WVU recently picked up a third in Matt Humphrey, a 6-5 guard who played at Boston College last season and will be eligible to play this upcoming season.

"We're very excited with these three transfers," Huggins said. "I think they will have immediately impact.

"I think it was a steal that we got Humphrey late. Coach (Larry) Harrison was in contact with him for a while and we're excited that we we're able to pick him up."



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