Hard work pays off for WVU's Routt

Hard work pays off for WVU's Routt

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Hard work pays off for WVU's Routt

Logan Routt (31) cheers on teammates during the second half of WVU’s 86-51 win over Texas on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
(Photo Credit: Kelsie LeRose, BGS)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–In West Virginia’s 86-51 win over Texas on Saturday, Logan Routt saw 10 minutes of action.

While the sophomore may not have contributed in the points column, he had several big plays on the court. Routt finished the afternoon with five rebounds.

“Logan was terrific,” head coach Bob Huggins said. “He not only got some rebounds for us, he kept them from getting rebounds, which was really great.”

Routt used his body to keep the Longhorns’ big men from grabbing both offensive and defensive rebounds. He also did a good job guarding Texas star Mohamed Bamba.

Logan Routt averages 6.5 minutes of playing time this season. (Photo Credit: Kelsie LeRose, BGS)

The 6-foot-11, 260-pound forward doesn’t always get a lot of playing time but when he does, he tries to make the most of it.

“I just be ready to go every time,” Routt said. “I never know when it’s going to happen really. I just try to be ready no matter what’s going on. It can be the first minute of the game or the last minute. I try to be ready every time.”

Routt is happy to contribute to his to the Mountaineers’ success. Back in September, the Cameron native earned a scholarship after spending his freshman season as a walk-on.

While, Routt may not be the best player on the court, he gives 110 percent.

“(I) just work hard in practice,” he said. “Just keep working. That’s all I can do. If I’m not playing or playing just keep working.”

When the opportunity arises, Routt tries to make the most of it.



Cover Photo Credit: Kelsie LeRose, BGS


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