By: Mike Vukovcan

Juwan Staten, a 6-foot, 190-pound guard who played one season of basketball at Dayton, has signed a grant-in-aid to attend West Virginia University and will play basketball for the Mountaineers in 2012-13.

A Dayton, Ohio, native, Staten will have to sit out this season due to NCAA transfer rules. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.

“Juwan gives us another guard with ball skills as we attempt to play at a much faster pace and score more points,” says Huggins. “He obviously passes the ball extremely well and will fit in well as we continue to increase our defensive pressure down the floor. In college basketball today, you need multiple players with ball skills in order to win big.”

As a freshman at Dayton, Staten started 34 games and led the Atlantic 10 in assists with 190 for the season. He finished second in the final NCAA statistics in overall assists among freshmen and was 30th overall in the NCAA in assists per game at 5.4.

Playing 29.1 minutes per game, Staten averaged 8.5 points per game in leading Dayton to a 22-14 record and an NIT appearance.

He was named to the Atlantic 10 all-Rookie Team and earned Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors three times last season.

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