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Best Virginia secures Buckhannon native Tanner McGrew

McGrew coming back to where it all started after traveling the world for professional basketball
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Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 6:29 PM EDT
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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - From West Virginia Wesleyan to Australia, France, the NBA G League and everywhere in between, Buckhannon native Tanner McGrew is back in the state where it all started as part of Best Virginia’s roster.

McGrew was a walk-on turned DII All-American for the Bobcats. He went on to play professional basketball all over the world, as well as a member of the USA Men’s World Cup Qualifying team in 2019.

Most recently, McGrew was a part of the CSU Sibiu in Romania.

While he is not a WVU alumni, the feeling of representing the state he grew up in excites McGrew, and being able to experience the WVU fanbase is a huge plus.

“Growing up, I watched Kevin play. I watched Desean play. I watched that generation and we were fans. We idolized these guys, it was like the next level. They were the professionals,” McGrew said. “Whenever I first got the opportunity, it was kind of hard for me to see myself as their equal, but over the years it’s been my goal to keep that confidence and consider myself at that same level.”

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