West Virginia Lands Rising Sophomore; Providence Lands Coleman

by June 16, 2009

Over the weekend, Bob Huggins was able to land one of the top players in the 2012 class. Elijah Macon verbally committed to West Virginia while at the Mountaineers’ Elite Camp, according to The Charleston Gazzette. The 6-8 forward had received interest from Ohio State, Tennessee, Penn State, Xavier and Dayton. “I thought it would be a good fit,” Macon Told the paper on Sunday. “Me and my mom both thought so. I like the style of play and stuff.”

Providence also landed a recruit over the weekend after receiving a commitment from Gerard Coleman on Sunday. The 6-3 guard picked the school after paying a visit to the campus. He chose the Friars over UConn and Clemson while also receiving interest from Louisville and Miami, among others. “I was all set with Providence and didn’t want to risk losing my spot with them,” said Coleman told The Providence Journal . “I like the way they play. There’s a lot of good times to come at Providence.” Coleman becomes the first recruit for the Friars’ 2010 recruiting class.