Morgantown, West Virginia – Clarksburg, West Virginia native and son of former Mountaineer point guard Jarrod West, Sr., Jarrod West wants to find a new home where he will have an opportunity to play immediately, help a team win a championship and he wants to play at the highest level in college basketball.
Sounds a lot like West Virginia University.
West, who averaged 12.5 points, 3.5 assists and 2.3 steals per game as a senior last season for the Herd, is the all-time leader in steals at Marshall and is 2nd all-time in Conference USA history.
While he’s definitely not Jevon Carter, he has the same attributes and would add an immediate veteran presence in the West Virginia backcourt.
West spoke to WBOY’s Ryan Decker yesterday and he said that several teams, including the Mountaineers, have reached out about him joining their team.
“West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Texas and others have called and I’m going to make my decision relatively soon.”
Asked by Decker about playing for the Mountaineers, West said the following: “WVU’s a good program. Huggs has been there for a while and he’s done a lot of great things. They have a lot of tradition and a lot of history. There’s a lot of good things about the program, for sure.”
West added, “I want an opportunity to play, for sure. No coach is going to promise me any minutes or anything like that. I don’t expect that at all, but I just want an opportunity to go in and play, and win at the highest level.
I want to compete for championships, whether it’s conference conference championship and national championship. Those are two of the main factors. If I can play and contribute on a winning team at a high level, that’s great.”
West has an opportunity to return home, to play for the same school that his dad did, to earn minutes on one of the best returning teams in the country and compete for a Big 12 Conference championship and perhaps a national championship next season.
West Virginia University offers Jarrod West everything he wants and then some.
Come home, Jarrod.