West Virginia Basketball Looks to Ireland for Next Big Prospect

Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers just added Huntington Prep’s Seny Ndiaye, a 6’11 225 pound center recruit in the 2020 class.  Now, Bob Huggins and his staff will turn their attention to 2021 and towards an international player that just so happens to be playing high school basketball in West Virginia.

Sam Alajiki, a 6’7 shooting guard from Ireland, currently plays at Beckley Prep and is a former teammate of Seny Ndiaye.  In fact, the two are very close and have recently worked out together.  In a post from yesterday, Alajiki and Ndiaye were seen working out together.

Alajiki has only been in the United States for one year, so he has not been ranked by any of the major publications, but he is starting to get major attention from several big schools around the country.  He currently holds offers from New Mexico, Montana State, North Carolina A&T, Oral Roberts and Stetson.  Alajiki is a very intelligent young man, so he has also received interest from academic powers Princeton, Georgia Tech and Stanford, as well as Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and, most recently, the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Alajiki is a big guard with major bounce who can get to the basket and finish, create his own shot, rebound, defend and shoot the ball from the perimeter.  Although a bit raw, his upside is limitless.  West Virginia Head Coach Bob Huggins has yet to extend an offer, but a scholarship offer from the Mountaineers is inevitable.  With his huge potential and athletic ability, Sam Alajiki could be the next big steal for West Virginia.