Sunday, May 19, 2019

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (April 17, 2019) – West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins has announced that Tajzmel “Taz” Sherman has signed a national letter of intent for the 2019-20 academic year.

Sherman, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound guard from Missouri City, Texas, is finishing his sophomore season at Collin College in McKinney, Texas, playing for coach Jim Sigona. He will have two years of eligibility remaining at West Virginia.

Sherman was recently named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Second Team All-American. He scored 25.9 points per game, finishing fourth for most points overall in NJCAA Division I.

“Taz adds tremendous athleticism to the guard position,” Huggins said. “He is very fast with the ball. His quickness and length will be welcomed as we reintroduce Press Virginia.”

Sherman finished 15th in field goals made and 14thin free throw percentage at 87.5 percent. He contributed 4.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game, while shooting 49.0 percent from the field and 39.9 percent from 3-point range. Sherman set six Collin College records during his career.

This past season, Sherman scored 47 points in the win at Grayson College, 46 points in the win against Ranger College and 43 points in the win against East Texas Baptist JV. He scored double figures in every game that he played in.

As a freshman, Sherman averaged 15.2 points per game, shooting 47.1 percent from the field. He shot 38.8 percent from 3-point range and 80.7 percent from the free throw line.

Sherman attended high school at Fort Bend Thurgood Marshall, helping the Buffalos reach the Class 5A boys basketball state championship game. He played for coach Gary Nichols.

Sherman joins Oscar Tshiebwe (Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo/Kennedy HS [Hermitage, Pennsylvania]), Miles McBride (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller HS) and Sean McNeil (Union, Kentucky/Sinclair Community College/Cooper HS) in this year’s recruiting class.

Press Release Credit: WVU Athletics Communications

Cover Photo Credit: Jeff Ruff, BGS

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