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Former WVU Signee Carmelo Adkins Commits to USC Upstate



Carmelo Adkins

Former WVU signee Carmelo Adkins has committed to USC Upstate, he announced on Friday. Adkins reopened his recruitment following the hiring of Darian DeVries to West Virginia.

“Grateful for the opportunity! Let’s get to work,” Adkins wrote on X (Twitter).

Adkins now joins first-year head coach Marty Richter, who was an assistant under DeVries at Drake.

Adkins (6-foot-5) is a combo guard originally from Keller, Texas. Adkins had received offers from Bryant, Holy Cross and West Virginia. Adkins reclassified from 2023 to 2024 for his postgraduate year at PHHoenix Prep OTE. Adkins committed to West Virginia while also understanding the position the current coaching staff was in.

“It sucks knowing that they are in that position right now, but I’m very positive that they’ll be back to coach me next year,” Adkins said at the time. “Obviously it was a risk but I’m a risk taker.”

Adkins took the risk and WVU moved on from Eilert at the conclusion of a 9-23 season, conducting a national search which ended up with DeVries.

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