MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Donte Grantham announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he’ll attend prep school next year and reclassify for the 2014 signing class.
The West Virginia Sports Writers Association’s player of the year, Grantham received a scholarship offer from WVU in April and also has been targeted by Clemson, Marshall, George Mason, James Madison, Morehead State, VMI, and Radford.
However, the Mountaineers stopped recruiting Grantham after recently signing Remi Dibo and Jonathan Holton, two junior-college forwards who became the fifth and sixth members of WVU’s 2013 class.
The 6-foot-7 Grantham led Martinsburg’s run to the Class AAA state championship by averaging 18.3 points and 9.1 rebounds.
He was rumored to be considering delaying his college choice to next year, and his tweet Wednesday afternoon confirmed that intention:
“Prep school in August ! Best decision I made!”
In a subsequent Tweet, Grantham indicated he was bound for “either hargrave or Brewster.”
Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy and Brewster (N.H.) Academy annually produce a gaggle of Division I signees. In fact, 2013 West Virginia signee Elijah Macon played at Brewster this past season.
A year of development against strong competition at either of these prep schools could open the door to more interest from major-conference programs. It also could lead to renewed interest from West Virginia.