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2026 PG Jayden Moore Receives First Division-I Offer From West Virginia



INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 19: in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Division I MenÕs Basketball Tournament held at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 19, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. West Virginia defeated Morehead St. 84-67. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

2026 point guard Jayden Moore received his first Division-I offer by West Virginia on Monday afternoon. Moore just finished eighth grade in Minnesota.

Moore announced his offer on Twitter.

“Blessed to receive my first offer from West Virginia and coach Bob Huggins and staff,” Moore wrote.

Moore played varsity for Hopkins High School in Minnesota. Moore appeared in 28 games, averaging 11.1 points for the Lions.

The eighth grade guard gained a lot of attention back in December when Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant called Moore out for a play that went viral. When confronted about him criticizing a young kid, Durant said it was about habits. Moore responded to the two-time NBA Champion with a mature answer.

Thanks for the constructive criticism.. I’ve grown from my 6th grade year! Maybe we can work on some stuff together!! All love Hopefully I can get to where you at one day! #Keepgrinding,” Moore said on Twitter at the time.

Moore is the third player from the class of 2026 to be offered by WVU’s coaching staff. On June 2, West Virginia offered 2026 G Marcus Johnson (Ohio). Isaac Ellis (North Carolina) was offered by the team in March.

WV Sports Now will keep up to date with the latest recruiting and transfer portal news during the offseason.


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