MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – (June 7, 2021) — Incoming freshmen Seth Wilson and Kobe Johnson were officially introduced by the WVU men’s basketball program on Monday morning.
Seth Wilson committed to Huggins and the university in August 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.”
Kobe Johnson has a lot of similarities to the first commit Seth Wilson; both are Ohio natives, both are guards and similar in size.
The guard is not ranked yet on 247 Sports. Johnson was offered by Bowling Green, Kent State and Toledo.
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 incoming freshman has been going to Coach Huggins’ family camps since his freshman year in high school. He is honored to play for the eventual Hall of Fame coach.
Welcome to West Virginia, Seth and Kobe!