NCB On The Trail: Elijah Macon

WVU adds juco forward in 2013

May, 7, 2013
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West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins announced the signing of juco power forward Jonathan Holton (Miami/Palm Beach State C.C.) on Monday.

The 6-foot-7 Holton played one season at Rhode Island (2011-12), averaging 10.2 points and 8.1 rebounds in 28.5 minutes before leaving the university because of legal issues.

"Jonathan is the a prototype Big 12 forward," Huggins said in a release. "He can really score it off the bounce, play with his back to the basket, stretch defenses to make 3-pointers, as well as being a terrific offensive rebounder. He should give us immediate help on the frontline."

Holton is the fifth incoming recruit for Huggins, joining ESPN 100 PF Devin Williams (Cincinnati/Montverde Academy), PF Elijah Macon (Columbus, Ohio/Brewster Academy), C Brandon Watkins (Decatur, Ga./Grady) and PF Nathan Adrian (Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown).

ESPN 100 Devin Williams to West Virginia 

November, 3, 2012
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ESPN.com has confirmed that 6-foot-8 power forward Devin Williams (Cincinnati/Montverde Academy) verbally committed to West Virginia on Saturday.

Williams, ranked No. 84 in the ESPN 100, had narrowed his choices to the Mountaineers, Ohio State and Memphis.

"[West Virginia] fits my playing style," Williams told ESPN.com. "I feel that I am a [head coach Bob] Huggins guy. I like the players and coaches. West Virginia is somewhere I feel I can come in a make an impact right away. I think I will be a good player in the Big 12."

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Class of 2012 ESPN 100 power forward Elijah Macon (Columbus, Ohio/Huntington Prep) will not enroll at West Virginia this summer but will instead spend a post-graduate year at Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.), according to the Charleston (W.Va.) Daily Mail.

The 6-foot-8 Macon remains committed to the Mountaineers 2013 recruiting class.

"I'm going to Brewster next year," he told the paper. "But I'm still coming to West Virginia after that."

The moves gives head coach Bob Huggins three committed players from the 2013 class: Macon, C Brandon Watkins (Decatur, Ga./Grady H.S.) and PF Nathan Adrian (Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown H.S.).

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Raleigh, N.C. shooting guard Terry Henderson announced his decision on Monday that he will play for Bob Huggins and West Virginia. The 6-foot-4 Henderson had narrowed his choices to the Mountaineers, Rutgers, Richmond, Virginia Tech and George Mason.

ESPN.com's Paul Biancardi talks about this sharpshooter's game.

"Terry possesses a natural sweet stroke which emphasizes a high release and good rotation," Biancardi said. "The range on his long distance jumper makes a defense extend out beyond the 3 point line. He understands the concept of moving without the ball to free himself for open looks.

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Six-foot-3 combo guard Eron Harris gave West Virginia a verbal pledge on Sunday after his official visit to Morgantown, W.Va., this weekend.

Harris also was pursued heavily by Dayton but told the Charleston Gazette the Mountaineers "felt like the best fit for me. I felt a need for me in a sense."

Wisconsin had offered before the summer AAU circuit but decided to head in another direction. Loyola, Evansville, Georgia State, Ball State and Illinois State were also in the mix.

Harris joins ESPNU 100 power forward Elijah Macon in Bob Huggins' 2012 class.

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