WVU Bolsters 2021 Mens Hoops Roster With Jamel King

Jamel King

With Miles “Deuce” McBride almost assuredly off to the NBA, West Virginia has bolstered its roster for the upcoming season with the commitment of 6-foot-8 swingman Jamel King.

King, who previously played for Paul Bryant High School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, moved to Scottsdale, Arizona at the beginning of 2020, and at the same time reclassified from the 2020 class to that of 2021.

Playing at Bella Vista Prep, King attracted the attention of a number of mid-major schools, as well as Arizona State, USF,  Wyoming and others before committing to and signing with New Mexico in November of 2020. However, after a coaching change in the Lobo program, in which Paul Weir was replaced by Richard Pitino, and some questions about his scholarship situation, he rethought that decision over the spring and summer, and received a release from his scholarship in early June. He is now slated to join West Virginia for the 2021-22 season, and is expected to start the enrollment process shortly at WVU.

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As a senior at Paul Bryant, King averaged 23 points and six rebounds per game. After reclassifying and moving on to Bella Vista Prep, he became an excellent member of what has quickly become an excellent post-graduate development program. After starting their basketball program in 2018, the Bears have produced some 15 Division I athletes and won championships in multiple events.

King has excellent length and runs the court well. His spot-up jumper from the perimeter is released a bit low, but if he has a bit of space to let it go, he is usually quite accurate. He also drives the ball quite well for his height and should be a threat to attack the hoop in college, as he shows the ability to take defenders to the bucket and score over them.

King joins fellow incoming freshmen Kobe Johnson and Seth Wilson in this year’s Mountaineer class, and provides some additional height – and hopefully some scoring punch – to what will be a retooled 2021 roster.

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  • #148898

    With Miles ‘Deuce’ McBride almost assuredly off to the NBA, West Virginia has bolstered its roster for the upcoming season with the commitment of 6-8
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    #148907

    Great! Hopes this works out.  So, he’s a true freshman?

    #148908

    Welcome Mr. King!

    #148909

    I never trust highlight videos. A player can be seen making 50 three pointers, but you don’t see the 200 misses meaning the player only shoots 20 percent.

    The kid does look like a good prospect though. Huggins will coach him up

    #148915

    What do we know about Sean McNeil returning?

    #148940

    Yes, he will be a freshman.

    McNeil has been in Morgantown working out. Never know the final outcome, but would suspect a return to WVU would be the most likely result. No indications from him yet, however.

    #148944

    With the addition of King I would assume that Huggs will not use the last schollie.  …..  That is unless someone just falls into his lap that he can’t refuse to take.  Not a whole lot of mins to go around.  King stated that he knows he’ll be a role player this coming year.  Even at that, I could see King taking a RS to get some room between Bridges and Thweatt who are both FR again this year because of the COVID ruling. Both of them will be at the SF position with the glut of Bigs at the 4/5.   Cottrell, Gabe, Carrigan, Paulicap, Ndiaye.

    Hey Kevin ….. could we see Seny RS?  Wasn’t the original thought to RS him last year?

    #148963

    On the scholarship, Huggins always keeps options open, so I can see either scenario playing out. Someone excellent wants to transfer in, you have a way to get him, or you hold it for the next class. That’s been his M.O. for a long time.

    On Seny, that could happen, although I would note that he has been showing improvement in the summer workouts. I’m not saying he’s ready to be a starter or anything like that yet, but some of his fundamentals are reportedly looking better.

    #148964

    Is it just me or is he a Lamont West clone?  Their shooting motion, size and even the way they run all look identical.

    #148966

    I would take another Lamont West.

    #148968

    Lamont was a very serviceable sometimes starter.  Came on very strong late his JR year when forced back into the starting role.  He showed flashes of greatness but seemed very inconsistent in his ability to focus. At times he just disappeared.

    Left for Missouri St for his SR year.

    #148973

    Below average shooter overall, decent enough from three, but at 6-7 6-8 shot way too much from distance. Rebounding was bad for a player of his height and jumping ability.  Serviceable, I guess, but his attitude and team issues became more and more of a problem. Hard pass.

    #148974

    I guess that another Lamont West is not what we are looking for.

    #148976

    Agree POW. I was trying to not trash the guy. Lets just leave it at serviceable.

    #149154

    Well just because he has a similar physique and their games are very similar doesn’t mean they are destined for the same outcome.  Lamont’s biggest issues were effort, work ethic, defense, attitude, etc…. Which are not things we know about from a five minute highlight reel.

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