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2026 Kentucky Guard Jayden Johnson Receives Offer from West Virginia



INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 21: The West Virginia Mountaineers and the Syracuse Orange play in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Division I MenÕs Basketball Tournament held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 21, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jack Dempsey/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

On Tuesday night, West Virginia extended an offer to 2026 Kentucky guard Jayden Johnson. Johnson (6-foot-5) is currently a rising freshman at Trinity High School in Louisville.

Johnson’s offer from WVU was his second Division-I offer, as Missouri offered him on June 6. Johnson announced his offer on his social media accounts.

“Blessed to have received my second D1 offer from Coach [Bob] Huggins and Coach [Erik] Martin of WVU hoops. Thank you for the opportunity,” Johnson wrote in a Tweet.

Johnson is one of the most talented players in the class of 2026. The Louisville native played basketball for Male High School in the eighth grade. Johnson also plays AAU ball for thee-time NBA All-Star Bradley Beal’s team, Brad Beal Elite.

West Virginia has now offered four prospects in the 2026 class. Johnson joins guards Jayden Moore (Minnesota), Marcus Johnson (Ohio) and Isaac Ellis (North Carolina) to have very early offers from WVU’s coaching staff.

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