Kerns said that players such as Johnson, Seacat and Williams are always missed, but the marker of a successful program is being able to replace those departures consistently. A perfect example of that, Kerns pointed out, was Williams. He went from scoring 3.8 points to 12.8 points.
“It’s the same kind of message to some of these other younger guys, and you know what . . . hopefully you get to a point where you’ve got good players graduating and you’ve got players stepping up and have developed over the summer and grown a little bit physically and personally and learned from those experiences.”
Lewis growing as a shooter
Kendall Lewis shined in spurts as a freshman last season. He started in 15 games and scored 7.4 points in 2019-20. He also became one of the Mountaineers’ most reliable defenders.
“I thought last year he was one of the best