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WVU Basketball lands commitment from standout Ohio guard Kobe Johnson

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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.

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.

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Tom has spent the last decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia, most recently as the WVU beat writer for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and with previous stops at the Charleston Daily Mail, the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and the Daily Independent in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born and raised in Cross Lanes, West Virginia -- where he currently resides -- and is a 2010 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University.

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