Around midnight last night, Kevin Noreen signed to play basketball at West Virginia. Today, he was already in summer classes.
Minnesota Transitions boys' basketball coach John Sherman confirmed this afternoon that Noreen, Minnesota's Mr. Basketball this season who originally was headed for Boston College, will instead join the Mountaineers.
"We got a request out of the blue for Kevin's transcript to be sent to West Virginia on Friday," Sherman said. "That's how quickly this happened."
Noreen averaged 36.5 points and 16 rebounds per game this past season and finished his high school career with 4,086 points.
Before West Virginia's inquiry, Noreen was set to sign with either Arkansas, Providence or Washington State. But ...
“This offer just trumped everything else,” said Sherman, who spoke with Noreen on Tuesday morning. “A chance to play on a team that went to the Final Four and is in the upper echelon in the Big East was too good to pass up. He liked those other schools, but the difference is he loves West Virginia.”