West Virginia University gained another potentially valuable prize on the basketball recruiting trail Thursday.
Kobe Johnson, a 6-foot-3 guard for Canton (Ohio) McKinley High, announced on Twitter that he has verbally committed to play college basketball for Bob Huggins and the Mountaineers.
I have committed to West Virginia University.. Thank you @CoachHuggs and staff for everything. @WVUhoops I’m excited for the opportunity to compete at the next level.. #HailWV pic.twitter.com/09zPIoCZAK
— Kobe Johnson (@KobeJohnson930) July 23, 2020
Johnson emerged as star for Canton McKinley last season, scoring 18.8 points per game to go along with 4.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists while also shooting 49 percent on field goal attempts. That output helped lead the Bulldogs to their first district title since 2016 and earned Johnson a spot as the only junior on the All-Ohio first team as well as being named the Northeast Inland Player of the Year by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association.
Johnson’s commitment is the second for WVU in the Class of 2021. He joins fellow Ohio guard Seth Wilson as seniors-to-be pledged to Huggins and WVU.