Between The Eers Mailbag: Ask Wellington Smith Questions

Schuyler Callihan

This Friday, we will be joined by former West Virginia basketball forward Wellington Smith. 

Smith, was a member of the Mountaineers Final Four team in 2010 and played in Morgantown from 2006-10. During his time as a Mountaineer, he averaged 5.0 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game. 

Ask your questions for Wellington in the comment section below and we will get as many questions answered as we possibly can.

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NYCDore
NYCDore

Beef,

What was your favorite/least favorite road arenas to play in? Who was the hardest person you had to guard? Who was surprisingly easier than you thought to guard? What was your favorite victory in college? Have you considered playing in the Big3?

NYCDore
NYCDore

You were the glue guy on the 2010 Final Four team. Who would you say that you emulated your game after? To me, you are very similar to Jared Dudley, a guy that stayed in the league for a decade plus.

ShebaEER
ShebaEER

Why did you choose WVU...what other schools were you considering? When Beilein left and Huggins took over did you think about transferring?

DanPritt
DanPritt

WS, what were your thoughts of Motown on your 1st official visit? About tourney time would you visit the team and give them a pep talk? Thanks!

Jthom1122
Jthom1122

Would the current team be able to shutdown that 2010 final 4 team?

WoodyWVU
WoodyWVU

Should Duce start? Should dice be brought up when mentioning freshman of the year?

Girlwiththebluehair
Girlwiththebluehair

Wellington, Can you share your recruitment story of how you ended up a Mountaineer? Thank you!

Bray1991
Bray1991

After seeing how this WVU team performed last year to the improvements this year and beating some top teams.

How far do you think they can go not just in the Big 12 Conference but in March Madness and what advise could you give to help them advance their scoring outside of the paint or your own opinion on what you think could use some improvements?

hgross29912
hgross29912

What is one of your greatest memories with the team that wasn't an actual game? Whether that be just a funny story or a heartfelt moment with a teammate. Enjoyed watching you play man. Once A Mountaineer, Always A Mountaineer!!

ljf1017
ljf1017

What was the key to the team turning its very good defense up a notch and holding 6 consecutive teams under 60 points in the Big East and NCAAA tournaments?

M-townJoe
M-townJoe

Hey Wells, How far do you think this years MOUNTAINEER B-ball team can go & do you have any advice for them? For HuggyBear ?? BooCoo Thanx for being a MOUNTAINEER !! #HAILWV & GO MOUNTAINEERS !!

Cardinal
Cardinal

Wells -

Hope you’re doing well man.

  • in your opinion, who most closely resembles your playing style on this years team?
  • do you think this team has a final four run in them?
  • is Oscar and Culver sticking around next year?
  • any funny inside stories about Huggs???
RparkWVU
RparkWVU

Which game felt like a bigger accomplishment to you...beating Georgetown to win the Big East Championship or beating Kentucky to advance to the Final Four?

BrowntownWV
BrowntownWV

Has Huggins changed since your 2010 season, and if so, how?

tcbradley
tcbradley

Who was your favorite teammate at WVU? If you could add any other Mountaineer to the Final 4 team who would it be?

Tcole007
Tcole007

When you compare your Final four team to this years, what do you feel needs to “click”on this team to reach that same level?

willy33
willy33

What was your first reaction after being notified that Beilein was leaving to go to Michigan?

79Mountie
79Mountie

What life skills did you learn from playing basketball? How do you use these life skills today? If you could provide guidance to young men on today’s team about life after basketball, what wisdom would you offer?

KR21
KR21

How did it feel to actually be playing in a college setting that is high stress and high stakes? Did you feel these outside forces of being in a D1 setting or were you able to separate this to focus on the love of playing the game?

DLAviation
DLAviation

Did the final four team ever have chemistry issues in the locker room or were they tight knit? Did everyone hang out?

Longfellowwv
Longfellowwv

Beef,

Thanks for your efforts while playing for the Eers, you were always one of my favorites.

Where do you think the current squad ranks defensively amongst the Huggins years? They seem to be extremely good in the half court to my eyes.

Countryroads.Andrew
Countryroads.Andrew

Who was the biggest clown in the locker room through your years haha?

WVUCPA15
WVUCPA15

Who was the best pickup guy on the final four team? This is coming from the guy that got his shoulder dislocated from Ebanks on court 1 in the rec in 2011!

Zwalls
Zwalls

You're a starter on this year's team...who starts with you, and who is the 6th man?

jclaywv
jclaywv

First of all, thanks to Wellington for being a great Mountaineer. Wellington, is there anyone on the current tram that reminds you of yourself? Who and why?

VG06
VG06

How crucial are guys like Cam Thoroughman, Nate Adrian, and Gabe O towards successful stretch run? And any similarities you see amongst all?

Jpheen
Jpheen

How have you seen coach Huggins change or adapt since you played at WVU

ZDYeater
ZDYeater

From this years team, if the game is on the line, who would you have taking the last shot?

Dgearde3
Dgearde3

Do you see any similarities between this years team and the final 4 team?


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