We're at roughly the halfway mark of the prep basketball season, and so far, the future Mountaineers are proving to be big pick ups for Bob Huggins and West Virginia.
Williams has been one of the top players in the country so far this season.
Big man Brandon Watkins has been dominant on both ends of the court for Grady (GA). The Knights are currently 10-4 thanks in no small part to Watkins' presence on the defensive end where he is averaging 3.89 blocks per game. On offense, he's averaging 10.1 points while also pulling down 7.5 rebounds a night.
Elijah Macon's Brewster Academy (NH) team is 12-4 while playing some of the top teams in the Northeast. Teaming up with several other high-major prospects, the scoring is more distributed than usual, but Macon has found himself an integral part of the team. He put up a double-double (17 points, 10 rebounds) against Rise Academy over the winter break, and put up 19 points against Redemption Christian earlier this week. Against nationally recognized Notre Dame Prep, he put up 17 points and nine rebounds, propelling Brewster to victory.
Hometown favorite Nathan Adrian is averaging 19 points through his first eight games, leading Morgantown (WV) to a 7-1 record. He's also had five double-doubles, averaging 13.4 rebounds in those five contests.
Speaking of in-state stars, Liberty (WV) has begun the year 6-2 thanks to 2015 commit Levi Cook. In those eight games, he has six double-doubles and a triple double, averaging 23.6 points and 10.9 rebounds a game. The highlight of the year so far came against Sherman (WV) where Cook posted a triple-double, putting up 20 points, 17 rebounds and 13 assists in a 91-71 victory.
No future Mountaineer has raised his stock more than 2013 power forward Devin Williams, though. Playing against nationally ranked teams week in and week out, Williams has banged with the best players in the country and his Montverde Academy (FL) team has come out victorious every time, starting out 16-0 and receiving the No. 1 spot in the USAToday Top 25. Playing in the City of Palms Invitational, a collection of the top teams in the country, Williams averaged 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds. In a nationally-televised game against Simeon (IL) and five-star forward Jabari Parker, Williams had his way underneath, scoring 15 points in a rout of the former preseason No. 1 team.
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