Will he blow by Wesley Iwundu and finish? (Yes and no. He blew by the man and didn't convert, but made two free throws.)
Will he pull up from 15 feet? (Yep.)
Will he drive the lane, continue under the basket and whip a baseline pass to the corner?
Yes, yes, yes.
Oh, and for good measure, Staten took a long pass at game's end and jammed the ball.
To say he's WVU's offensive maypole is folly. He's the Mountaineers' may-june-july-august-pole.
"I just liked how he kept attacking [Kansas State] on offense and defense," Henderson said. "He played a great game. He can do this every night."
One wonders. Much is put on Staten's shoulders. On some days it seems as if Staten has to create every trip down the court.
"I never get tired of that," Staten said. "I mean, I just want to win. If I have to play 40 minutes, if I have to try and create every play, if I have to ... whatever it takes. I just want to win. Whatever Coach asks me to do, I'm going to do."
On Saturday, that was to slice Kansas State's defense, draw fouls and hit free throws. Only once in awhile did you see Staten catch a breather in the top corner of the WVU offense.
"I know when I can steal a couple moments of rest," Staten said. "It's not very often, but I'm pretty good at managing when I can really attack and when I can lay back a little bit and conserve some energy."
It's quite a turnaround from last season.
"Right now I feel I'm playing like me," Staten said. "Last year, I played with a lot on my mind, second-guessing myself a lot, not really focusing on me. I was focusing on what people thought about me or what they were saying about me, instead of going out there and, as my dad said, throwing hell to the wind.
"That's what I'm doing this year. I'm just trying to keep a clear head and do everything in my power to make sure I'm prepared for the game."
He certainly was for Saturday. Afterward, he could have been forgiven for pulling a "Cam Newton" and pretending to rip open his shirt.
"We put a lot of pressure on him," Henderson said. "And he knows we do. But he doesn't get tired. He's like Superman to me."
Reach Mitch Vingle at 304-348-4827, mitchvin...@wvgazette.com or follow him at twitter.com/MitchVingle.