MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — While the majority of high school sports fans across the state are gearing up for 12 quarterfinal playoff games in the coming days, important basketball news surfaced Wednesday.
Brothers Drew and Devin Hatfield have transferred from Mingo Central High School to Logan High School, according to a report in the Logan Banner.
Citing the Hatfield’s dad Kevin, the transfer comes as a result of a family move. Kevin Hatfield plans on selling his home in Delbarton and is renting a home in Logan until the house is sold.
Kevin Hatfield also told the Logan Banner that both Drew and Devin Hatfield have already been declared eligible and practiced Tuesday with Logan’s basketball team.
Last season, Drew Hatfield averaged 13.4 points per game for MCHS in his sophomore campaign.
Both brothers enjoyed standout football seasons in 2018 for the Miners, who were eliminated last week with a first-round playoff loss at Point Pleasant.
Drew Hatfield led the state with 84 receptions, 1,389 receiving yards and 21 touchdown catches.
Devin Hatfield, a freshman, hauled in 49 passes for 794 yards and seven touchdowns while making a strong impression in his first year of high school football.
Both are expected to make a strong impact on the hardwood and the gridron for the Wildcats. In basketball, the brothers will team with Division I recruit David Early, who averaged nearly 22 points per game last season.
Kevin Hatfield was the MCHS boys basketball coach last season but recently resigned and was replaced by Stan Elkins.