By JACK BOGACZYK
HERD INSIDER SENIOR EDITOR
HUNTINGTON – One of the echoing refrains about major college basketball in West Virginia is that not enough scholarship players from the Mountain State are on the team rosters.
Well, Marshall has one, and Coach Tom Herrion says sophomore forward TyQuane Goard is a welcome addition … but not just because the 6-foot-8 Goard helped Charleston’s George Washington High to a Class AAA State Tournament championship in 2011.
Goard is one of the Thundering Herd newcomers, in a way. He sat out game competition last season after transferring from Ohio University, where he played in 29 games (7.2 minutes per game) for the Bobcats’ 2012 NCAA Sweet Sixteen team.
He practiced with the Herd last season, and he and Herrion figure that gives Goard a step ahead on a roster that’s being retooled.