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Breaking: JUCO PF Fede Federiko Commits to West Virginia

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Sources told West Virginia Sports Now that West Virginia basketball has received a commitment from junior college power forward Fede Federiko. Federiko (6-foot-11, 205 pounds) confirmed the report on Saturday afternoon.

Federiko has played this current season for Northern Oklahoma. From Helinski, Finland, Federiko averages 11.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 26 games. Federiko will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Federiko plays like a traditional big. Federiko shows a lot of athleticism and takes efficient shots in the paint. Federiko is shooting 60 percent from the field for Northern Oklahoma. Federiko spent last year at First Love Christian Academy in Washington, Pennsylvania.

“Fede Federiko was a skilled 6’11 PF when I saw him on film playing in Finland,” Nathan Roesing, CEO of First Love Christian Academy said. “As I started conversations with his Finland coach it was clear coming to the US to continue his development would be key to his future success as a basketball player.I give a lot of credit to Coach Huggins and staff for watching him development since he arrived in the US and for investing time into this great young man. He has found a great home at WVU with a great coaching staff!”

This is a big pickup for Bob Huggins and the rest of the WVU coaching staff. The Mountaineers will lose fifth-year seniors Taz Sherman, Gabe Osabuohien, Malik Curry, Pauly Paulicap and Dimon Carrigan. Federiko can come in and help fill the void that the seniors will leave.

West Virginia now has four members for the class of 2022 with Federiko committing. Federiko joins Josiah Harris, Josiah Davis and Patrick Suemnick as the newest commits for WVU.

 

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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