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One of the top shooting guards in the 2021 class has landed squarely on the radar of West Virginia basketball Head Coach Bob Huggins.  Trevor Keels, the 6’5 210 pound guard from Fairfax, Virginia, is the #32 overall ranked prospect in the country in the class and the #2 ranked prospect in the state of Virginia.

Keels, who is 15 and doesn’t turn 16 until the end of August, plays for Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax and was named to the USA Today All-USA Virginia second team.  In addition, he was named to the MaxPreps Boys Basketball Sophomore All-American first team, Washington Post All-Met first team and was Washington Catholic Athletic Conference’s Co-Player of the Year and All-WCAC first team in 2019.

Keels led his team to a 22-6 record and into the WCAC semifinals while averaging 15.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game as a Sophomore.  In addition, Keels was recently honored by being named as one of the 18 finalists for the USA Basketball under 16 national team.

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According to Future 150, Keels’ strengths are his agility, athleticism, ball-handling and his ability to finish through contact.  In addition, Future 150 said that Keels has great size for his position, a great feel for the game and a high basketball IQ.

Bob Huggins offered Keels a scholarship after watching him play recently.  Keels holds other offers from Cincinnati, Florida, Oklahoma State, Seton Hall, South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.  Keels just finished his Sophomore year and will undoubtedly receive several more major offers in the next two years.

Keels is a versatile scorer who can shoot and get to the rim and score.  He’s also an improving passer and defensive player, and with two more years in high school he will grow into a complete by the time he enters college.

Brad Smith is a Senior Writer for Mountaineer Sports. Smith is among the most influential sports writers in the state of West Virginia and is a proud West Virginia University Graduate. Smith lives with his beautiful wife and children in Morgantown.

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