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2024 CG Carmelo Adkins on WVU Offer: ‘Dream Come True’



Carmelo Adkins West Virginia

Carmelo Adkins, a combo guard out of the 2024 class, received an offer from West Virginia’s staff last weekend and scheduled an official visit for Sept. 23. Adkins spoke with WV Sports Now about his offer from WVU.

“Receiving a Power-5 offer was always on my list, but receiving it from West Virginia is a dream come true,” he said. “In my opinion, the Big 12 is the best conference in the country, so given the opportunity to play next year for West Virginia is a blessing.”

WVU assistant Jordan McCabe made the trip to Phoenix, Az. to watch PHHoenix Prep work out. In his first action drill, Adkins twisted his ankle. With McCabe and other coaches in the building, Adkins wanted to tough it out and showcase his skills. Adkins got back into drills, defended on and off the ball while hitting shots. That’s exactly what McCabe loved about Adkins’ game.

“He told me after practice that he liked I kept playing because most kids would’ve just sat out the rest of the day. He liked that I showed toughness and that’s what West Virginia is all about,” Adkins said.

Adkins has been familiar with McCabe, who recently was hired as a main assistant. The 6-foot-5 recruit actually thought McCabe was still playing in college basketball. McCabe just completed his playing eligibility at UNLV this past season.

“I was surprised to see coach [McCabe] at the gym because I thought he was still playing college ball. So seeing him recruiting was cool, I watched his highlights all the time as a little kid, given that he was a big-time player growing up,” Adkins said. “Him saying I’m a good player and giving me a scholarship was surreal.”

Adkins will make the trip West Virginia but is also trying to schedule a visit to Washington, as he’s receiving interest from the Husky staff as well. Adkins is trying to improve on his game so he’s prepared to potentially play Power-5 basketball next year.

“My play style is a two-way. On the offensive side, I can score at all three levels but I’m a threat shooting the ball and spacing the floor. I can also get to the rim to dunk on someone or kick it out for an open player,” Adkins said. “I feel like my on and off-ball defense is good but for me to play next year at a Power-5 school it needs to be elite so I’m improving on that a lot.”

WVSN will keep you updated on Adkins’ recruitment throughout his process.

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