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Monday, July 21, 2008
WVU gets "BIG" 09 Roundball commit.
The Eers have recieved a verble from 6'8" 240lb. Center, Dan Jennings. Scout.com has him listed as a 3 star (he is also a 3 star with Rivals.com), and the 20th best Center in the Country. He is just the type of athlete that Huggins is looking for to sure up the middle. He played for Oak Hill academy last year for his senior season he is going to a prep school for one more year and will be getting ready to play for the '09 season for the our beloved Mountaineers. Both Photo's are from BlueandGoldNews.
Scout.com quotes Jennings as saying,"Coach Huggins is great," Jennings said between workouts in preparation for his post-graduate year at either South Kent or St. Thomas More. "He has developed a lot of players over the years, and he pushes you to the limit. I know that he will do that with me. It will be tough, but I know he is doing it to get the most out of me that I can be. He wants to help guys succeed not just in college, but also on the next level. That's my goal, and I know he can help me get there."
ESPN.com reports, "[t]his lefty is an undersized center who has a great basketball body -- long and strong. Jennings runs well in transition and is an above-the-rim finisher who benefits from drop off passes from guard penetration. In the post he is physical around the basket where he executes powerful post moves that include the drop step, and he can score with the jump hook with either hand. He does an excellent job sealing his man for position and takes advantage of any angles to the rim. His shooting range extends to about 15 feet. Although he is only 6-8, he knows he is a center and seems to have accepted it. He's a good rebounder on both ends and has good foot quickness that allows him to be an excellent post defender, but he could struggle against a much taller center. Jennings plays hard and is an active and live body -- a high-major player."
All I know is that this guy is a "big get" no matter how you slice it. I am very happy once more with the obvious recruiting prowess of Huggins. We really are about to enter the "golden era" of Mountaineer basketball.
Posted by wvlawgeek at 7/21/2008 05:15:00 PM