Games like Wednesday night's loss at home to Notre Dame make it all too apparent that West Virginia could benefit from a few more talented players.
Fear not WVU fans, Elijah Macon is on his way and he is saying and doing all the right things.
The 6-foot-9 Mountaineer commit is chugging along through his senior season, averaging 13.2 points and eight rebounds for Huntington Prep against some of the nation's best talent.
Huntington Prep coach Rob Fulford said the coaching staff is doing everything it can to prepare Macon for life under WVU coach Bob Huggins.
"He's done well," Fulford said at a Huntington Prep practice on Wednesday. "We've had to kind of change his body type a little bit. He came in a little bit out of shape. I know how Huggs is going to play him so we've tried to add some weight and mass to him. I know he'll be more of a post player up there as opposed to a wing, and I know that's what they recruited him for. His jump shot is getting better, he's got to cut down on turnovers and stuff like that, but we're just trying to get his body right.
"He's college-ready from a size standpoint. We've just got to get the other pieces of the puzzle intact."
Macon said he's also trying to improve on the mental side of the game, as in staying focused and poised in tough situations.
But when it comes to WVU, Macon is fully immersing himself in the ins and outs of the program.
"I would say I've watched more WVU games than I ever have," Macon said. "When I first committed I didn't really watch games, I just went with the flow. Now I've been really paying attention and seeing how [Huggins] really coaches, what plays they run and what defense they are in. I'm starting to really pay attention more to that so I know what I'm doing when I get there next year."
Macon went on to comment on this year's crop of West Virginia freshmen and his place among them next year, Aaric Murray and Juwan Staten's eligibility next year, and WVU's upcoming move from the Big East to the Big 12.