KJ Tenner Commits to Play at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Emerson “KJ” Tenner, the 2024 AAAA Tennessee “Mr. Basketball”, has committed to play for the West Virginia Mountaineers!

Earlier in the week, Tenner was granted a release from his National Letter of Intent commitment to play at Drake, and he re-opened his recruitment.

Late Thursday night, Tenner made the commitment to play for Coach DeVries at West Virginia, saying he is “110% committed to West Virginia University” and adding “thanks Coach DeVries for believing in me! Let’s Go Mountaineers!”

Tenner, who played for Cordova High School in Memphis, Tennesseee, averaged 23.5 points, 4.8 assist and 2.7 steals per game this past season. Although he is undersized at 5’11 and 150 pounds, Tenner is one of the best natural scorers in the nation and could blossom into a superstar in a few years.

In his statement posted on social media earlier in the week, Tenner said the following: “First and foremost, I want to take the time to thank God as well as my family for helping me through this process and journey.

I would also like to thank Drake University Athletics for their hospitality and treating me with the utmost love and kindness. After the news of Coach DeVries leaving the program, and with prayer and careful thought and consideration…

I have made my decision to reevaluate my options and have been granted a release from my National Letter of Intent from Drake University.

My family and I will take this time to determine the best decision and path for my college career.”