Interesting article about Teddy's life up to his transfer to Wichita St found in the chat on West Virginia forum. The article was pasted onto their board but I don't think I can do that here. It was written while he was waiting to see if he might get a waiver to play immediately. Here's a link to the forum page: https://247sports.com/college/west-virginia/Board/103746/Contents/At-some-point-the-Huggins-way-is-going-to-cost-WVU-125912835/
Not sure if we want to risk a scholarship on him when we clearly need a lot of help and need every 'ship to count, but after reading this article I genuinely feel sorry for him and hope the best for him. I'm rooting for him.
11 years old his dad starts beating his mom and Teddy stands up and gets beatings too. Continues for a while before his dad is arrested and out of their life.
Suspended from school Sophomore year for beating up a kid who'd made inappropriate contact with his girlfriend. Due to transfer rules can't play ball and gains a lot of weight and runs with the wrong crowd and starts smoking dope.
Diagnosed ADHD, depression, and bipolar.
Mom's new fiance gets him to Boys Town where he excels in structured environment. Boys Town wasn't going to let him play Summer basketball but he's doing so well that they allow it and he blows up and gets recruited hard.
Signs with West Virginia as his mom is losing battle with cancer
Can't cope with her death without the dope, decides he has to leave West Virginia and get back to the structured, disciplined environment he had at Boys Town so comes back to Omaha to be near that support group. Neither Nebraska nor Creighton are interested.
Gregg Marshall advised not to take the risk on him but meets him and gives him the chance and is overly impressed by his desire and leadership skills.
Optimistic about future with the team but this is obviously before the domestic violence incident that lead to him leaving Wichita St
On a side note, his brother Timmy is averaging just over 20+ points a game at Utah and was Pac-12 player of the week last week.