Elijah Macon has re-signed with the West Virginia basketball team.
Macon, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound power forward from Columbus, Ohio, originally committed to West Virginia last year, but had to attend prep school because of grades.
Macon is currently attending Brewster Academy in New Hampshire. Last year, Mason attended Huntington Prep, where he averaged 15 points and nine rebounds a game.
WVU coach Bob Huggins announced Tuesday that Macon has signed a national letter of intent to join the 2013 recruiting class
“Obviously, Elijah brings a great deal of athleticism and talent,” Huggins said in a statement. “He not only has tremendous rebounding abilities, but also the ability to change and alter shots inside.”
Macon was rated a four-star recruit out of high school and ESPNU rated him the No. 44 player in the 2012 recruiting class.
“His year at prep school will certainly better prepare him to make an immediate impact, Huggins said. “Without a doubt, Elijah has been one of the premier power forwards in the country.”
Macon joins Nathan Adrian of Morgantown and Brandon Watkins of Decatur, Ga., in the 2013 recruiting class. The Mountaineers are stil awaiting the LOI of four-star center Devin Williams, who’s committed earlier this month and is playing his senior season at Montverde, Fla.