MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – (November 12, 2020) — Yesterday was National Signing Day around the country and Bob Huggins got his first signee for the class of 2021.
Seth Wilson of Lorain, Ohio signed his Letter of Intent to West Virginia University on Wednesday.
Wilson committed to Huggins and the university in Aug. of 2019 and after about 15 months, he was finally able to sign his L.O.I.
The combo guard received interest from Akron, Kent State, and Ohio State. West Virginia was the first team to offer him a scholarship right before his junior year and Wilson committed as soon as he got the offer.
The 6’3″, 185-pound guard averaged 13 points and seven rebounds last year for Lorain HS.
His first two years of high school were spent at St. Vincent-St. Mary’s. Yes, the same high school that LeBron James attended.
Fun fact: Wilson was the second-highest freshman scorer in STVM program history. Number one freshman scorer? Yep, LeBron James.
If you want to know the top of player Seth Wilson is, Coach Huggins explains it well for us.
“Seth is an outstanding shooter, who comes from a high school with great basketball tradition that has produced many high-level Division I players,” Huggins said. “He gives us great versatility and can play at point guard or move to the wing with his shooting ability. Seth will be a great asset to our backcourt.”
What connection does Seth Wilson have with this WVU roster?
Wilson played against Deuce McBride for the Ohio High School State title game when Seth was at St. Vincent-St. Mary’s playing against McBride’s Archbishop Moeller in 2019.
At the time, Wilson was just a sophomore and McBride was a senior.
As a sophomore in a state title game, Seth Wilson finished with 19 points while shooting 8-18. Deuce finished with 16 points shooting 50 percent from the field.
St. Vincent-St. Mary’s ended up losing the game to McBride and Archbishop Moeller 52-44.
Despite a loss, Seth Wilson showed that in the big stage, he will perform at his highest level.
Unfortunately for Seth, Deuce will have bragging rights as long as they’re teammates here at WVU.
Seth Wilson will get one last shot at an Ohio High School State Championship this season when he tries to lead Lorain HS to Columbus.