AJ Swinton Visits West Virginia

Four star forward AJ Swinton made an official visit to Morgantown over the weekend.  

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — It has been a tumultuous few weeks for the West Virginia basketball program, but one talented high school player is still considering the Mountaineers.

AJ Swinton, a 6’6 small forward with a 7’2 wingspan, visited Morgantown over the weekend and took in an official visit to the program. Swinton, who is a four star recruit from Hyattsville, Maryland, received an offer from the Mountaineers on May 1st after decommitting from Virginia Tech on April 18th.

“I play with a high basketball IQ,” Swinton told On3. “I’m showing I can be a leader, going into my senior year, and I’m handling the ball a little bit more. I think my toughness and energy are showing strong. I watch a lot of younger Lonzo Ball and the way he defends everyone on the perimeter and then DeMar DeRozan and his mid-range game; I think the mid-range is a lost art.”

Since re-opening his recruitment, Swinton has heard from Georgetown, VCU and Boston College, among others. However, West Virginia assistant coach DerMarr Johnson is a legend in that area of the country and has a lot of pull and influence. Although West Virginia basketball’s future is unknown at this time, Swinton is clearly interested.

Check out AJ Swinton’s highlights below: