Although the West Virginia Mountaineers currently are loaded with interior talent, featuring Oscar Tshiebwe, Derek Culver, Gabe Osabuohien and incoming freshman Isaiah Cottrell, Tshiebwe will be in Morgantown for one more year max, Culver could potentially test the NBA waters following next season, Osabuohien is more a role player and Isaiah Cottrell is not a traditional big man.
Enter Gabe Wiznitzer. Wiznitzer, a 6’11 four star center from Hargrave Military Academy, is an absolute beast and could continue the trend of outstanding interior players for the Mountaineers.
Bob Huggins offered Wiznitzer a scholarship today and this could potentially be a match made in Almost Heaven. Although he is currently classified as a 2021 recruit, Wiznitzer told ZagsBlog recently, “Some programs are offering for either 2020 or ’21. Some would want him to redshirt if he enrolled next fall. West Virginia is among the schools recruiting him for 2020.
“If the right opportunity comes, I could go 2020.”
Grateful to receive an offer from Coach Huggins and West Virginia!🙏🏼 #Mountaineers pic.twitter.com/8O5dpatJv2
— Gabe Wiz (@GabeWiznitzer) April 17, 2020
Wiznitzer, who currently has a 3.9 GPA in college, has offers from sixteen programs, including Clemson, Iowa, LSU, Penn State, St. John’s, TCU, Georgia Tech, USF, Minnesota and most recently, West Virginia.
Bob Huggins has stressed that he will only fill the one remaining open scholarship left from Brandon Knapper’s transfer if it’s just the right player for his team. Wiznitzer appears to check all of the boxes. He’s a great teammate, he’s big, a hard worker, and with growing rumblings of Oscar Tshiebwe remaining in the NBA Draft, Wiznitzer could immediately come in and fill his role.