One of last prospects the Mountaineers were after in this year’s recruiting class is no longer on the market. Top JUCO center Philip Jurick has decided to sign his letter of intent with the Oklahoma State Cowboys instead of the West Virginia Mountaineers.
The 6-foot-10 center went to Chattanooga State Community College and he was one of the recruits that WVU head coach Bob Huggins has seen play multiple times. Jurick finished this season averaging 10.5 points, 12.6 rebounds and 9.5 blocks per game. He was also named to the JUCO All-American second team.
“We’re excited about Philip joining our basketball family,” Cowboys coach Travis Ford told the school’s website. “He brings with him a great physical presence that we were needing. He’s one of the premier shot blockers in the country, but he also has the ability to score around the basket. He will most certainly help us on both ends of the court.”