Mountaineers Land Two Major Recruits in One Day

Morgantown, West Virginia – Four star recruit James Okonkwo from Beckley Prep in Beckley, West Virginia committed to play for the West Virginia Mountaineers today!

Okonkwo, a 6’9 center, is currently the 87th overall ranked recruit in the 2023 class by Rivals.  He has a 7’2 wingspan and is capable of scoring from in the perimeter and interior.  Originally from the United Kingdom, Okonkwo is a bit of an under the radar prospect with offers from Montana State, Rutgers and West Virginia.

In addition, the Mountaineers also landed three star forward Jamel King, who recently de-committed from New Mexico.  King also had offers from Arkansas State, Cal State Northridge, East Tennessee State, Kennesaw State, Samford, South Alabama, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech, Troy and UAB, among several others.

King, a 6’7 forward, joins Seth Wilson and Kobe Johnson in the WVU’s 2021 recruiting class.

According to ZagsBlog, King decided to commit to West Virginia because “Coach Huggins is a Hall of Fame coach.  I feel like West Virginia is going to develop me into a great player and the coaching staff is very supportive.”

WELCOME HOME, James and Jamel!