Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

WVU BASKETBALL ; Mountaineers Land 3-Star Recruit

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

WVU BASKETBALL ; Mountaineers Land 3-Star Recruit

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Once upon a time, West Virginia University's basketball team had Hot Rod Hundley, who wowed crowds with his dribbling and other- worldly passing. In 2018, the Mountaineers might return to those days.

On Tuesday, Jordan McCabe, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound point guard from Kaukauna, Wisconsin, committed to play for WVU's Bob Huggins.

And his style is similar to two former players familiar to the Mountain State and, especially, the Kanawha Valley: Hundley, who hailed from Charleston, and Jason Williams, formerly of Belle.

Some have even nicknamed McCabe "White Chocolate, just like Williams, who played at Marshall, Florida and in the NBA.

"The most important reason," McCabe said of his early commitment to WVU, "was a Hall of Fame coach like Bob Huggins put so much trust and loyalty - and I live by the words of loyalty."

McCabe is rated a four-star player by ESPN analysts and a three- star player by 247Sports, Rivals and Scout. The knock has to be the high school junior's height, but numerous mixtapes of his play show scoring, crossovers, touch passes, alley-oops, behind-the-back passes, between-the-legs dribbling, wraparounds and step-back baskets. …

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