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Eli Ellis, Bryce Lindsay, Derek Vorst Visiting WVU’s Campus Thursday



West Virginia men’s basketball will host 2025 G Eli Ellis, 2023 G Bryce Lindsay and 2023 C Derek Vorst on Thursday. Lindsay’s visit is an official visit while Ellis and Vorst are on unofficial visits. The trio will tour the basketball facilities and attend the WVU-Baylor football game.

Ellis (6-foot), a 4-star guard out of Hickory, N.C. Ellis averaged 21.9 points per game as a freshman at Moravian Prep. In August, Ellis signed with Overtime Elite, forgoing a salary to maintain his college eligibility. Ellis has received offers from Austin Peay, College of Charleston, High Point, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, Ohio, Old Dominion, Ole Miss, Radford, South Carolina, Southern Miss, Utah State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Winthrop and others. 

Lindsay (6-foot-3, 170 pounds) has been in contact with WVU since he de-committed from South Carolina back in March. West Virginia was one of the schools to visit Lindsay in September and offered him on Sept. 29. Lindsay averaged 19.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists for St. Frances Academy last season and currently plays at IMG Academy. Lindsay has received offers from Austin Peay, Bryant, DePaul, George Mason, Georgetown, Howard, Iona, LaSalle, Marquette, Massachusetts, Mississippi State, Mount St. Mary’s, Oklahoma State, Saint Louis, Texas A&M, VCU, Virginia Tech, Xavier and others.

Vorst (6-foot-10, 235 pounds) currently plays at Rossford High School in Ohio and also plays for Ohio Buckets AAU. Vorst holds offers from Indiana State, Northern Iowa and Wright State. Last week, WVU head coach Bob Huggins visited Vorst in-person and watched his game. Huggins and his staff have been recruiting Vorst’s AAU teammate Colin White, who visited campus in September.

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