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'Eers Land Minnesota's Mr. Basketball



Kevin Noreen, a 6’10” recruit out of Minnesota, has signed with WVU as the final piece of the 2010 recruiting class. Taking Devin Ebanks’ vacated scholarship, Noreen comes to Morgantown as a highly sought after recruit, drawing interest from Indiana, UCLA and North Carolina. Noreen poured in over four thousand points during his high school career and is Minnesota’s all-time leading high-school scorer and rebounder. Amazingly, he’s also a mere thirty-five assists shy of the Land of 10,000 Lakes assist crown as well. Not too shabby, though his coach chalks that one up to the wide-open style of play favored by his high school squad, whose team averaged over 100 points per game during Noreen’s matriculation.


Originally, Noreen had signed a National Letter of Intent to head to Boston College and hoop it up for Al Skinner and the BC Eagles. Once Skinner departed, he was let out of his letter. Noreen has said he wanted to play in the ACC or Big East, however heading from BC to say, North Carolina, would have been hard since he’d need a second waiver to stay in conference. Ha! Remember when WVU and BC were in the same conference? Well, they aren’t any more and it’s paying dividends.  Very, very tall dividends.  I’m not one to get to excited about incoming recruits (they’re always good before they get here), but Noreen looks like he could be a welcome addition to Huggs’ stable of fabulous fightin’ forwards.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.