WVU, Huggins Land One of Nation's Top Prep Stars as Emmitt Matthews Commits to the Mountaineers

By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on May 13, 2018 via Connect-Bridgeport.com

According to MetroNews, four-star small forward Emmitt Matthews from Tacoma, Wash., committed to West Virginia on Saturday night, becoming a prized late-cycle addition to the 2018 class.
 
Rivals ranks the left-handed Mathews as the nation’s No. 123 prospect.
 
The former UConn signee, granted a release from his national letter of intent in March following the firing of coach Kevin Ollie, is a 6-foot-7 wing who had offers from Washington, N.C. State, Georgia, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Washington State and Virginia Tech.
 
Despite suffering a broken wrist as a senior, Matthews averaged 22.3 points and 9.4 rebounds while sparking his Wilson High team to the Class 3A state semifinals.
 
West Virginia made Matthews a target before he chose UConn during the early signing period and he emerged as a heavier priority upon re-opening his recruitment. Lead recruiter Erik Martin was joined by head coach Bob Huggins and assistant Larry Harrison during an in-home visit last month, and Matthews visited Morgantown on May 2.
 
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