Updated: Mar 7
9th August 2019 I had the opportunity to meet West Virginia Div 1 team on their Spanish Tour. I had the chance to be with them at the morning practice, talk with all the coaching staff, directors and also to play a friendly game.
It was great to meet Head Coach Bob Huggins and all his assistants like Coach Larry Harrison, Rob Everhart or Erik Martin who played in Lliria, Spain back in the 90s.
As I explained to the coaching staff, both teams were on different moments of the season.
West Virginia on preseason tour, building the team as a group and also on technical and tactical aspects meanwhile Spanish players were on holidays.
In Spain we normally finish the season end of May and we are back to work end of August so the difference during this kind of games is unreal. Anyway, It´s a life experience for both teams and a great opportunity to meet new basketball people, building new relantionships for the future so as every summer I invited pro players from EBA, LEB Gold and Silver leagues to make a selection team to play vs the Americans.
I had also the chance to meet and talk with Hall of Fame Coach Glen Wilkes who travel with the team and it was amazing to see Coach taking notes of the sets on morning practice.
(Up) Shay Miller, Jonathan Merencio, Joan Franco, Christian Crudeli (Head Coach), Sergio Vidal, Nicolas Boscafiori, Martin Peniza (Assistant Coach)
(Down) Ximo Rodenas, Ezequiel Herrera, Carlos Gil, Joan Hernandez, Carlos Cerdan, Kevin Navarro
Coach Bob Huggins & Coach Christian Crudeli
More info at West Virginia website https://wvusports.com/news/2019/8/9/mens-basketball-32-0-run-propels-wvu-to-a-115-50-victory-in-valencia.aspx