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ICYMI: Kobe Johnson Signs With WVU

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – (November 17, 2020) – Last Friday Kobe Johnson, the second commit for the class of 2021, signed his national letter of intent to West Virginia University.

Johnson has a lot of similarities to the first commit Seth Wilson; both are Ohio natives, both point guards and both are similar in size.

The guard is not ranked yet on 247 Sports. Johnson was offered by Bowling Green, Kent State and Toledo.

Kobe Johnson comes from Canton, Ohio, the home of the National Football League Hall of Fame. Johnson attends McKinley HS which is a great Division I program in the state of Ohio.

WVU coach Bob Huggins who knows the high schools in Ohio very well had great words for McKinley HS.

“Kobe comes from one of the storied programs in Ohio,” Huggins said. “He is an outstanding defender with exceptional quickness and length. Kobe is well-coached by Andy Vlajkovich, who also coached at Warren G. Harding High. 

“Kobe will be an outstanding contributor to our perimeter play,” Huggins added.

In his junior year, Kobe Johnson averaged 18.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists. The official Mountaineer was the only junior named to the Division I All-Ohio First Team.

Johnson picked West Virginia because his dream has only been to play high, major basketball. The high school senior has been going to Coach Huggins’ family camps since his freshman year. He is honored to play for the eventual Hall of Fame coach.

McKinley HS led by Kobe Johnson will tip-off on Nov. 28 in hopes to make a run for the final four in Columbus in March.

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