Jaemyn Brakefield, the 6’9 220 pound 5 star recruit and top recruit in the state of West Virginia, plays for Huntington Prep and has been on the radar of Bob Huggins for some time now. Moments ago, he announced his top ten potential schools and West Virginia, as expected, was one of of the ten schools that he’s most interested in.
— Jaemyn Brakefield (@Jaemyn1) August 19, 2019
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Brakefield is exceptionally special. He is a top 20-30 prospect in the entire country and he’s an in-state product. Brakefield has been dominant on an absolutely terrific Huntington Prep team. On a team of future stars and highly-touted recruits, he’s the superstar. As a Junior last season, he averaged 19.3 point per game on 51% from the field. He’s a left-handed powerhouse under the basket and can step out and shoot from the mid-range as well.
Arkell Bruce, Huntington Prep’s Head Coach, described Brakefield as ” very versatile, can guard multiple positions, an exceptional talent, a top 20 player nationally” during my interview with him. Bruce has coached many talented players but none with any more elite upside than Brakefield. Bruce also revealed during the interview that Brakefield is very interested in WVU.
Bob Huggins’ 2020 class started off with a bang with the signing of 4 star player Isaiah Cottrell. Cottrell, the 61st ranked player in the 2020 class according to 247 Sports, is ultra-talented and a perfect fit in the Bob Huggins’ system. When Cottrell officially announced his commitment, one of the very first people to congratulate him was none other than Jaemyn Brakefield. Brakefield left the following message as a reply on Cottrell’s Instagram account:
Cottrell recently signed announced that he would be transferring to Huntington Prep to play alongside Brakefield for the upcoming basketball season. Talented players want to play with other talented players. Cottrell’s signing was only the beginning for Bob Huggins; he will likely now turn to the tremendous in-state talent in West Virginia for the 2020 class. It all started with Cottrell and the focus is now on Brakefield. Isaiah Cottrell combined with a stud like Brakefield could form one of Bob Huggins’ best recruiting classes ever.