With Jevon Carter soon to graduate following the 2017-18 season, the WVU basketball team needed to find his replacement for years to come.
Trey Doomes may just be the heir apparent to the point guard position for the WVU basketball team. Recently, the native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida announced his verbal commitment to Bob Huggins and the Mountaineers.
The veteran coach was a motivating factor in his decision. Doomes visited Morgantown and saw the well-respected coach in action. Doomes saw how much the current players respected Huggins and how Huggins related to the team.
It’s not often that Huggins has delved into the Florida talent pool, so landing Doomes definitely expands the recruiting territory for the future. Doomes mainly had offers from schools in the South, according to Rivals.com. He was also offered by Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech and South Florida, among others.
In an interview with Scout.com, Doomes said the relationship he formed with Huggins and the team helped influence his decision. Plus, the WVU basketball team’s style of play was exactly what he was looking for at the next level.
"“They fit my style of paly perfectly. They play defense and they can score at will. They are fast and athletic and let their guards go.”"
Defense is the main ingredient to see early playing time with the Mountaineers. If Doomes is able to study the play of Jevon Carter this season, he will be in good shape once his time comes to enroll at West Virginia.
Carter is a great example of what Huggins expects out of a point guard. He is also a wonderful role model for any young player to see what true work ethic is all about. Carter gets it done on both ends of the court, so Doomes will have to be able to do that as well.
Itsovertime.com recently released video of Doomes on the court. His athleticism takes center stage on the site. He can handle the ball well, shoot well and he takes it to the rim with authority.
As far as his competition for playing time goes, Doomes has already formed a good bond with another WVU basketball recruit in Jordan McCabe. The native of Wisconsin is an offensive machine. He is a true scorer and a great shooter. With McCabe and Doomes already forming a friendship on and off the court, the future looks bright for the WVU basketball team.
Bob Huggins has now been with the Mountaineers as head coach for 10 seasons. He has built an amazing program and has taken the team to new heights that really have never been reached in the modern era. With players like Doomes and McCabe ready to become Mountaineers, the WVU basketball team’s run of success will continue on for decades to come.