There has been a lot of speculation lately about the open scholarship Bob Huggins holds for West Virginia's men's baskeball team. Rumors have swirled for weeks of late prep qualifiers and mid-major transfers joining the team. However, EerSports has learned that the likely late addition will be coming from Eastern Europe.
Volodymyr Gerun, a 6-foot-9, 205 pound forward from the Ukraine, told EerSports this morning that he recently committed to West Virginia and his intention is to enroll at the University in order to play this season. He declined to discuss the situation further until he has arrived in Morgantown.
The versatile forward averaged 18.2 points and 11.1 rebounds while shooting 53% from the floor during the U-18 European Men's Championship.
In addition, Gerun played in two games (for a total of two minutes) for Denipro of the VTB United League - a professional league consisting of teams from Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Russia and Ukraine.
Maryland's Alex Len (a friend and former teammate of Gerun's) and West Virginia's Deniz Kilicli played in similar leagues and were required to sit out part of their freshmen seasons. Gerun may be required by the NCAA to do the same.