Posted: Friday November 10, 2006 4:40PM; Updated: Monday November 13, 2006 2:49PM
State Champ: TBD
Top West Virginia-Produced Recruits: 2004-07
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More State Champs
Who were the State Champs elsewhere in the U.S.? Pick another state from the menu:
Whoever gets O.J. Mayo to sign a letter of intent. The runner-up is whoever gets Patrick Patterson to sign a letter of intent. Neither of the state's two mega-recruits, who play together at Huntington High, is expected to sign during the November early period. Mayo, who previously played his high school ball in Cincinnati, has long been regarded as the No. 1 prospect in the entire class of 2007. He's also a possible No. 1 NBA Draft pick in 2008. USC is thought to have the upper hand in his recruitment (followed by Kansas State), but until Mayo puts it in writing, nothing is for certain. Patterson is deciding between five schools: Duke, Kentucky, Florida, Wake Forest and Virginia.
Temporary State Champ: Oklahoma can keep the trophy warm. It has a commitment from a Mayo-Patterson prep teammate, 6-foot-6 shooting guard Chris Early.
Outside Player: TBD
Again, whoever gets Mayo and Patterson.
Dragging In-State: ???
Neither West Virginia nor Marshall have been players in the Mayo-Patterson races, but no one expected them to be, either.