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West Virginia Lands Commitment From Top-100 Prospect Devin Williams


It was clear that a decision was coming soon for 6-foot-8 forward Devin Williams and late on Saturday night that decision came forth.

Williams, a Cincinnati-native, is off the board and headed to West Virginia.

The decision for Williams came in favor of the Mountaineers and head coach Bob Huggins after late consideration from both Ohio State and Memphis. Williams had visited all three schools this fall, but in the end it was West Virginia that won the pursuit of the top-100 prospects.

Williams, who currently attends Montverde Academy (FL), is ranked at No. 90 overall by Rivals, while ESPN pins him at No. 84 within the senior class.

The commitment is the fourth for the Mountaineers from the class of 2013, a group that includes Elijah Macon who was originally expected to join the program this season. Macon however, is taking a prep year and will join the team for the 2013-14 season. In addition to the low post pair, both Nathan Adrian and Brandon Watkins are also verbally pledged to the Mountaineers.

While WVU moves forward without double-double machine Kevin Jones this season, the return of front court stars Deniz Kilicli and Aaric Murray give Huggins plenty to work with on the block. A 2013 tandem of both Macon and Williams however, will be very intriguing for West Virginia fans in the future.

During his time on the AAU circuit, Williams ran with the Ohio Basketball Club and is widely-considered as one of the top low post prospects in the country.


Paul Seaver is the College Basketball Network Manager at Rant Sports. You can follow him on Twitter: @TheArenaPulse