3. This is a team in desperate need of consistent shotmakers
4-23 (17%) shooting from 3-point territory is not good. West Virginia has individuals that can make shots, and even proven that this season, but none have done so on a consistent basis. Quinn Slazinski has struggled from downtown over the last four games, shooting just 2 for 20 (10%) from deep. However, to start the season, Slazinksi knocked down 11 of his first 25 attempts, good for 44%. This lack of consistency has contributed to West Virginia’s struggles. Josiah Harris, consistently have also struggled to shoot the ball in the early going this season.
Consistent shotmaking from one or two of these guys could do wonders for this West Virginia team. They certainly have great individual talent on the roster but they can not rely on Battle, Kriisa and Edwards to be the only contributors on offense.
This is easily the most interesting season of WVU basketball in recent memory. They have a roster talented enough to win games in the Big 12. Whether they will or won’t remains to be seen.
West Virginia will be looking for their first win in conference play on Tuesday night as they host the Kansas State Wildcats.
Kansas State at West Virginia | 7:00 PM ET | BIG 12, ESPN+
Texas at West Virginia | 6:00 PM ET | BIG 12, ESPN+