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Huggins Announces WVU’s Second 2021 Signee, Kobe Johnson

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The West Virginia men’s basketball announced Friday morning its second signee in the 2021 recruiting class, Kobe Johnson from Ohio.

Johnson (6-foot-4, 207 pounds) is from Canton, Ohio and joins fellow Ohioan Seth Wilson in WVU’s recruiting class for next season. Johnson plays at Canton McKinley High School for coach Andy Vlajkovich, who also coached current WVU big man Derek Culver.

WVU coach Bob Huggins described Johnson as a combo guard.

“Kobe comes from one of the storied programs in Ohio,” Huggins said. “He is an outstanding defender with exceptional quickness and length. Kobe will be an outstanding contributor to our perimeter play.”

As a junior last season, Johnson averaged 18.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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