West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Bob Huggins just picked up the final piece to what could be a National Championship worthy puzzle, as Emmitt Matthews Jr. has announced his plans to join his friends Jordan McCabe and Trey Doomes in Morgantown.
The 6’7” forward from Tacoma, Washington had previously signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the UConn Huskies and former head coach Kevin Ollie. However, after Ollie was fired “for cause” due to an NCAA investigation into the program in March, Matthews requested and was granted a release from his NLI.
Bob Huggins wasted no time to get back in touch with the former Mountaineer target, while McCabe and Doomes did some recruiting of their own. The trio first met in AAU basketball in seventh grade, forming a bond that without a doubt played at least a small role in Matthews committing to the Mountaineers this evening.
Matthews will round out the 2018 signing class, alongside McCabe, Doomes, Andrew Gordon, Derek Culver and Jermaine Haley.