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West Virginia’s Top Recruit Makes His Decision

West Virginia’s Top Recruit Makes His Decision

Jaemyn Brakefield, the 6’9 220 pound 5 star recruit, is originally from Jackson, Mississippi but has played at Huntington Prep and lived in Huntington, West Virginia since he was in the 9th grade.

While in Huntington, 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.

It was thought that West Virginia had a real chance to sign him after his new teammate at Huntington Prep, Isaiah Cottrell, visited Morgantown and brought Brakefield along for the visit.

However, Brakefield was offered by Coach K at Duke two days ago and just moments ago, he has decided to play for the Duke Blue Devils.

While this is tremendously disappointing for West Virginia, we wish him nothing but the best as he finishes his Senior season at Huntington Prep before making his way to Durham, North Carolina to play for Duke University.

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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