West Virginia Wildcats Select (17U)

This coming weekend, Phenom Hoop Report will be heading to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for our first annual CP3 Live Tournament. Our staff will be teaming up with NBA All-Star Chris Paul to put on an event unlike any other. Over 60 teams from across five different states will be making their way to the Twin City to showcase their talents to a plethora of college coaches at all levels. One team to keep a close eye on this weekend' The West Virginia Wildcats.

The West Virginia Wildcats are one of the most under the radar programs that will be competing in Winston-Salem this coming weekend. They’re smart, talented, and eager to make their name known to a variety of scouts and coaches. Listed below are a group of players that could draw a little attention their way at CP3 Live.

PLAYER: Seth McCoy
HIGH SCHOOL: Columbus Canal Winchester (Columbus, OH)CLASS: 2015
Seth McCoy is the type of player that can take control of the game offensively at any given moment. When we first scouted this stud at the Court XIV Exposure Camp in Parkersburg, WV last month, he immediately caught our attention with his beautiful 3-point shot. Bucket after bucket, three after three, the Hargrave PG commit was absolutely sensational. Standing at 6’1”, McCoy may be considered a tad bit undersized for the SG position, but his extraordinarily gifted athletic ability makes him a nightmare to defend for any opponent. His defensive game could use a little work, and he may need to increase his stamina a bit, but with the proper dedication and mental toughness, it shouldn’t be an issue. Keep an eye out for this kid down the road! A.W. Hamilton and the Hargrave Tigers coaching staff have a warrior heading to Chatham next fall.

PLAYER: Steven Solomon
HIGH SCHOOL: Morgantown (Morgantown, WV)
CLASS: 2016
Steven Solomon is one of the most interesting players on the talented West Virginia Wildcats Select roster. When we first scouted Solomon last year, it was easy to tell he had a lot to work on. He didn’t necessarily have anything special that separated him from the rest of the pack, and he didn’t exactly seem 100% dedicated, but we knew he had potential. When this kid stepped foot on the floor at Parkersburg Memorial Gym last month, it was easy to tell he took a complete 180. Solomon was electric right from the start. He had phenomenal court vision, shifty handles, and an automatic long range shot that defenders seemed to struggle with throughout the course of the afternoon. Once he caught fire, it was game over. If Solomon can find a way to knock down a few buckets at the beginning of each game, we wouldn’t be surprised if he racked in a few low-major offers this weekend.

PLAYER: Garrett Gilkeson
HIGH SCHOOL: Parkersburg South (Parkersburg, WV)
CLASS: 2016

This Parkersburg South standout could be one of the most athletic kids in the 2016 class heading to Winston-Salem this coming weekend. Garrett Gilkeson is the type of player that every coach wants on their roster. He doesn’t care about stats and isn’t exactly the flashiest player, but his sole purpose is to make people around him better. After a strong performance at Big Shots Myrtle Beach last weekend, Gilkeson started gaining a little bit of attention on the recruiting radar. He averaged 16PPG and knocked down seven 3-point baskets over the course of the weekend in a very successful tournament run. Off the hardwood, Gilkeson is listed as one of the top quarterbacks in West Virginia 3A. Who wouldn’t want a kid with this athletic ability and dedication' Keep an eye out on this behemoth in W-S.


Antonio Morgano – Morgantown (Morgantown, WV)

Jalen Davis – Beachwood (Beachwood, OH)

Luke Dyer – Robert C. Byrd (Clarksburg, WV)

Luke Layhew – Ripley (Ripley, WV)

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