Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers’ most obvious issues this season were a lack of a real rim protector and a dominant rebounder. That could come to an immediate end with the signing of 7’3 shot-blocking, rebounding sensation Bol Kuir.
Kuir, who lives in Belfry, Kentucky, just across the West Virginia border, is originally from South Sudan, and averaged 14.0 points, a state-best 13.4 rebounds and 4.2 blocks per game in his first ever season of high school basketball last year for Belfry.
In one game last season, he finished with 25 points, 42 rebounds and 8 blocks. In one game.
Kuir received an offer from West Virginia University and the Mountaineers are at the very top of his list right now, according to his guardian. Bob Huggins’ team needs interior defensive help and Kuir is precisely the physically-imposing player that can step in and be a game-changer on the defensive side of the ball. Kuir attended a West Virginia basketball game this season and came away very impressed with the program.
Moments ago, Kuir released his Top 5 programs and West Virginia made the list! The other finalists are DePaul, UNLV, Texas Tech and Providence.
Although Kuir has flown relatively under the radar, he is an exceptional talent with guard skills and physically, he’s one of the most impressive players in the nation. Check out his incredible highlights below: