The start of the season is on hold until January, but preseason accolades are rolling in for the West Virginia State University men’s basketball team.
WVSU’s Anthony Pittman, a former Capital High School standout, and Glen Abram were named Thursday to the Black College Sports Network’s HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) NCAA Division II preseason first team.
A third Yellow Jacket, Jeremiah Moore, was named to the second team.
WVSU coach Bryan Poore said the recognition comes at a good time for the Yellow Jackets.
“It’s really nice, good for the guys, good for the team, they needed a positive, uplifting note,” said Poore, who enters his 22nd season at State’s head coach. “They’re all leery, there’s so much uncertainty to the season, and with this coming out it gives us the feeling that we’re really gonna play.”
That wasn’t a sure thing as the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the