The West Virginia Mountaineers are already stacked for next season with explosive athleticism, size and depth. However, with Brandon Knapper transferring to Eastern Kentucky, Bob Huggins has one scholarship available and one player in particular has popped up as the final piece of the 2020-2021 West Virginia Mountaineers team.
Frank Anselem, the 6’10 220 pound four star center from Suwanee, Georgia, has long been favored to choose between LSU, Alabama and Georgia. However, he has opened up his recruitment and Bob Huggins and staff have reached out.
Anselem currently holds 21 offers from many of the major programs from around the country, including Kansas, Florida, Auburn, Maryland, Arizona State, Oregon, as well as the aforementioned LSU, Alabama and Georgia.
According to 247 Sports, Anselem, is an “athletic center with outstanding frame. Good size, wide shoulders and very long arms. Strong kid but not maxed out. Still raw on offense but physical tools give him very high upside. Has budding elbow jumper and hook shot but footwork and post moves can improve. Has chance to be high level rebounder and rim protector given size, length and athleticism. Still inconsistent but upside is very high. Projects as high major starter with professional upside dependent on development of skill.”
Anselem announced back in April that he is reclassifying from 2021 to the 2020 class and West Virginia has a remaining open spot that many other programs don’t have. Anselem, who has a huge upside, would be a perfect project and future potential replacement for Oscar Tshiebwe after next season.