West Virginia H.S. star Jalen Bridges commits to WVU basketball
It’s been a busy week for West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins.
On Tuesday, he announced Jalen Bridges, a 6-foot-7 forward from Fairmont, enrolled and has joined the team.
Bridges won the 2019 Bill Evans Award, given annually to the state player of the year in West Virginia. He also helped lead Fairmont Senior to four consecutive state championship game appearances, winning two.
“Obviously, we are very excited about Jalen joining the Mountaineer basketball program,” Huggins said in a release. “It’s great to have West Virginians who take such pride in representing our great state.”
Bridges averaged 21.6 points and 6.7 rebounds.
Bridges is a four-star recruit by numerous scouting services: No. 18 small forward and No. 67 nationally by 247sports.com, No. 72 in ESPN’s Top 100 and No. 22 small forward and No. 93 nationally by Rivals.
“Jalen brings great size to our perimeter game with a very accomplished skill level,” Huggins added. “He will certainly join our other perimeter guys in their ability to stretch the defenses.”
Huggins also received commitments from point guard Seth Wilson of Lorain, Ohio, for 2021 and Taj Thweatt of Wildwood Catholic, N.J., for 2020.
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