Big 12 Basketball

Former WVU Player Juwan Staten Named Head Coach

Former West Virginia guard and graduate assistant Juwan Staten has added another branch to the Bob Huggins coaching tree as he has accepted the head coaching job at Flyght Academy Prep in Dayton, Ohio.

In 2020-21, Staten spent time as a graduate assistant under the West Virginia legend and played a vital role in mentoring Miles McBride, who now plays for the New York Knicks.

 

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Staten will return home with plenty of basketball knowledge, which he collected as a grad assistant, and a player, under Bob Huggins.

Staten spent 2011-15 with the Mountaineers playing point guard for Huggins while West Virginia was transitioning from the Big East to the Big 12. Previous to that, Staten was a Dayton Flyer in 2010 but transferred to WVU where he redshirted a year before playing a major role in Morgantown.

In his junior year, Staten averaged a career-best 18.4 points per game, including a 35 point game against K-State. Then, in his senior year, Staten led the Mountaineers to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament to finish his career as a player at West Virginia.

Staten was named to the All-Big 12 Conference First Team in 2014 and 2015, finishing his career with 1,260 points and 432 assists, and is one of six players in school history to have 1,000 points, 400 assists, 100 steals and 350 rebounds in a career. Staten averaged 13.4 points, 4.6 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game for his career.

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