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2024 Prospects Adkins, Dobuol Talk Official West Virginia Visit



Carmelo Adkins (left), Jinup Dobuol (right)

2024 prospects Carmelo Adkins (CG) and Jinup Dobuol (F) both officially visited West Virginia over the weekend. The pair talked to WV Sports Now about their visit together.

Saturday’s schedule/thoughts on facilities:

Adkins: “At the practice facility I saw that West Virginia has a lot of resources that will help me become a better basketball player. When I saw the coliseum I didn’t realize how big the gym is and that caught my attention immediately. At the football game, I love how the fans were into the game, one of the best atmospheres I’ve been around.”

Dobuol: “I had breakfast with the coaching staff at first, then had a photo shoot, then I watched practice. The practice facility is really nice, I like how they do things in there. The coliseum is very nice and big. The football [game] was a great time. I was on the field with the players and had a fun time.”

On current players and staff:

Adkins: “What stuck out to me most from the visit was [the] hospitality from the players while I was there. They made me feel like I belong. I love Morgantown a lot, the fans are truly die-hard fans while I was walking with the players multiple students and parents gave their support for this year’s season.”

Dobuol: “I really like their play style. I feel like it fits mine perfectly and what’s unique about Morgantown is just how they all treat each other as a family.”

Conversations with staff:

Adkins: “The conversations I’ve had with the staff and players were great. I really like how they don’t sugarcoat anything, they tell you the truth and that’s all I could ask for.”

Dobuol: “Conversations were great with the coaches just how they were telling me I would do really good there just because of my size and how skilled and versatile I am. They didn’t promise me anything, [they were] saying come and earn your minutes. I like to hear that.”

More on Adkins and Dobuol:

West Virginia assistant Jordan McCabe went out to Arizona last month, offering both prospects after watching them work out.

Adkins (6-foot-5) is a combo guard originally from Keller, Texas. Adkins has received offers from Bryant, Holy Cross and West Virginia. Adkins reclassified from 2023 to 2024 for his postgraduate year at PHHoenix Prep OTE. Adkins is planning on visiting UC Santa Barbara and UT-Arlington in the near future.

Dobuol (6-foot-8) is a three-star prospect from Saint Paul, Minn. Dobuol has picked up offers from Bethune-Cookman, Northern Arizona, Ole Miss, Portland, UCSB, West Virginia and Wichita State. Dobuol has visited Arizona State recently and plans on visiting Alabama next month.

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