Jalen Bridges, a 6-foot-7-inch forward from Fairmont, West Virginia, has enrolled at WVU for the fall semester and joined the West Virginia men’s basketball team, WVU head coach Bob Huggins confirmed on Tuesday.

Bridges had initially announced via Twitter on Monday that he was headed to Morgantown. 

“Obviously, we are very excited about Jalen joining the Mountaineer basketball program,” Huggins said. “It’s great to have West Virginians who take such pride in representing our great state.”

As a senior at Fairmont Senior High School, Bridges averaged 21.6 points per game while shooting 62.1% from the field and 50.6% from three-point range.

Defensively, Bridges averaged 2.2 blocks and 1.9 steals per game.

“Jalen brings great size to our perimeter game with a very accomplished skill level,” Huggins said. “He will certainly join our other perimeter guys in their ability to stretch the defenses.”

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