Morgantown, West Virginia – When Bob Huggins looks to replace the recently-departed Jordan McCabe, he should look no further than Huntington, West Virginia at Marshall University.
Jarrod West, the son of former Mountaineer point guard Jarrod West, Sr., recently entered the transfer portal and averaged 12.5 points, 6.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game last season for the Thundering Herd.
West is the Herd’s all-time leader in steals and shot 40.8 percent from 3 point range. At 5’11, he’s a bit undersized, but his tenacious defense makes up for lack of height. He’s not Jevon Carter, but he’s Jevon Carter-like.
In other words, not only would he be a major upgrade from McCabe defensively, he would also be a big upgrade offensively as well.
West, a senior, will only have one year of eligibility remaining, but would the perfect player to allow Miles McBride to play off the ball as a shooting guard where he’s more comfortable.
In addition, West, an outstanding defender, would be a perfect fit in a “Press Virginia” style defense if Huggins chose to implement that next season.
West is Conference USA’s second-all time steals leader and he would wreak havoc in Huggins’ press.
A Clarksburg, West Virginia native, West would almost certainly relish the opportunity to finish his career with the Mountaineers.
Follow in your father’s footsteps and come home to play in Morgantown, Jarrod.