Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers coaching staff has shown heavy interest in Tyler Nickel for years and today, they officially offered the talented forward from Elkton, Virginia.
Nickel, a 6’8 forward, is a four star player according to 247 Composite and is currently the #2 ranked player in the state of Virginia and the 69th ranked prospect in the entire country in the 2022 class.
When asked to describe his game, Nickel said, “I’m primarily a two or a three. I create my own shot and make plays off the bounce. I can score from anywhere on the floor and go coast-to-coast off a rebound often. I also guard multiple positions comfortably.”
With several players potentially leaving West Virginia after next season – including Malik Curry, Taz Sherman, Pauly Paulicap, Gabe Osabuohien, as well as Sean McNeil and Miles “Deuce” McBride if they return for the upcoming season – the Mountaineers will have several scholarships available and a young scorer like Tyler Nickel is the type of player that Bob Huggins and staff could rebuild a team around.
Very grateful to receive an offer from West Virginia University ! pic.twitter.com/yrnaJmXseD
— Tyler Nickel (tnick) (@abg_tnick5) May 2, 2021
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