MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — University state champion guard Kaden Metheny has made his college call. Metheny has verbally committed to play at Bowling Green.
The Falcons finished 22-12 last season, falling to Buffalo in the Mid-American Conference Tournament championship game. The 22 wins were the most for BGSU in 17 years.
“My family and I took an official visit to Bowling Green two weeks ago and right when we got on campus it just felt like home,” Metheny said. “We loved the coaching staff.”
“Coach (Michael) Huger has been recruiting me really hard,” Metheny said. “He has coached great point guards in the past. He has coached Shane Larkin and Angel Rodriguez (at Miami) and they have flourished with him. The style of basketball he coaches, I think I can really excel in.”
Metheny led the Hawks to their first state championship in March, completing a 24-4 season with a win over Martinsburg in the Class AAA title game. He eclipsed the 1,000 point mark midway through his junior season and has earned all-state honors in each of his three seasons at UHS. Metheny averaged 23.5 points per game last season.
“I always wanted to make my decision before the (high school) basketball season started so I could have my full focus and full attention on winning another state championship with my brothers,” Metheny said.
Metheny also held Division 1 offers from Toledo, Lipscomb, Holy Cross, Akron, South Alabama, Elon, William & Mary, James Madison, Lafayette, Niagara, Rhode Island, Derexel, Western Carolina, USC-Upstate and Youngstown State.
“I need to improve,” Metheny said. “I need to shoot better around the rim. I need to get stronger and gain confidence. I need to keep my confidence up because that is how I play.”
Metheny’s senior backcourt running mate K.J. McClurg is also attracting Division 1 interest. McClurg received an offer from Niagara in July. The Hawks will begin their title defense December 10th at Buckhannon-Upshur.