West Virginia golf team sitting in solid fifth place after day one of NCAA regional

Here’s what’s happening in Mountaineer Nation today.

GOLF SCHOOL?

The West Virginia golf team is sitting in fifth place after day one of the Louisville regional of the NCAA Tournament. Sophomore Logan Perkins led the way for the Mountaineers on Monday, finishing T-11 individually at -1 (70).

The top five teams from each regional will advance to the NCAA Tournament, so the Mountaineers are in a good position to advance if they can at least hold their position on the leaderboard. They’ll be paired with Baylor and Arizona in today’s second round, and will tee off at 8AM. Again, you can follow along with live stat updates via GolfStat.

Following Monday’s round, GolfWeek named the Mountaineers the early surprise of the Louisville regional. Not bad for a program that doesn’t have its own practice facility.

KONATE WATCH 2019

As you’re all well aware by now, Sagaba Konate announced that he would be signing with an agent and entering the NBA Draft last month, and Bob Huggins wished him well in his future endeavors — likely meaning we won’t be seeing Sags in a Mountaineer jersey in 2019. However, it doesn’t appear that everything is working out exactly the way Konate may have had it planned.

Konate has fallen off of most mock draft boards after sitting out the last half of the 2018-19 season, and missed out on an invite to the NBA Draft Combine when the final list of 66 participants was released last week. He was, instead, invited to the NBA G-League Elite Camp, where he has the opportunity to work out in front of scouts with hopes of at least impressing enough to make a G-League roster.

On Monday, in his first showing at the camp, Konate went 5-of-14 from the field (1-for-5 3PT) and finished with 11 points, 12 rebounds in 22 minutes of action.


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  • Will Grier drew a lot of praise from Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera following this past weekend’s rookie minicamp.

  • Speaking of former Mountaineer quarterbacks, Geno Smith is expected to sign a contract with the Seattle Seahawks, according to a report from ESPN. Smith spent the 2018 season as a member of the Los Angeles Chargers, serving as the backup to Philip Rivers. Smith only attempted four passes in very limited playing time, only completing one of them. Geno will compete with former Denver Broncos first rounder, Paxton Lynch, to backup Russell Wilson.
  • In a bit of sad news, former Mountaineer tight end Adrian Moss-Beasley passed away after a battle with colon cancer over the weekend. Moss-Beasley played on the legendary 1988 West Virginia squad. After graduating, Adrian returned to his home state of Florida and eventually entered into law enforcement, where he had been employed for 28 years.

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