If you didn't see my Thursday post, I've decided to start a new project involving cards of players that attended my alma mater, West Virginia University. While I'm a fan of the first inductee into the Mountaineer Mine, he wouldn't be my first choice normally. He would have been among the first ten, but since he's being inducted into the West Virginia University Athletics Hall of Fame today, he also receives this honor.
|2006-07 Upper Deck Hardcourt #145 Kevin Pittsnogle|
WHO: Kevin Pittsnogle
WHEN: 2003 - 2006
WHERE: from Martinsburg, West Virginia
WHY (this card): Pittsnogle is listed as a member of the Boston Celtics, but is pictured in his Mountaineer uniform. I wish it wasn't on a sticker, but it's autographed. It's also serial #d 125/399.
LINK: Ex-West Virginia cult hero Kevin Pittsnogle talks life after basketball
LINK: Kevin Pittsnogle on Twitter
LINK: Has anybody else been thinking about how awesome Kevin Pittsnogle was?
There aren't many people whose names have been turned into adjectives. "You've been Pittsnogled" was quite the popular phrase among sports fans in the early to mid-2000s.
Pittsnogle's three-point shooting ability made him a monster to defend. If you wanted to send out your center to defend him on the perimeter, you're biggest guy was away from the paint. If you put a shorter forward or guard out there, that sweet shooting motion could launch right over their head.
Admit it, even if you're not a Mountaineer, you probably loved you some Kevin Pittsnogle.
The Mountaineer teams with Pittsnogle, Mike Gansey and the rest of the game are my favorites and I doubt any one the rest of my lifetime will surpass them.
Hail, West Virginia!
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