High Majors Keep Tabs On Aniefiok

High major programs are keeping tabs and evaluating 6-foot-5 wing Maurice Aniefiok, of Huntington (W.V.) Prep.

As the season nears its end the search is on for available prospects. One starting to receive more and more attention is Huntington (W.V.) Prep standout Maurice Aniefiok.

"He's been playing really well," Huntington Prep coach Rob Fulford said. "His numbers have come up and he's had two straight games over the 20 point mark. We have so many guys that can score sometimes they get lost in the shuffle."

Aniefiok, a 6-foot-5 wing, had more scoring opportunities when Louisville commit Negus Webster-Chan went down with an injury for seven games. According to Fulford, he took advantage of his extra shots.

"He's just steady," Fulford said. "He makes shots. He can get to the basket and he's physically imposing to other guard."

Originally Aniefiok was thought of as a major West Virginia lean, but the two have parted ways. Since then a handful of high majors, including Indiana, Mississippi and USC, traveled to Huntington Prep to see Aniefiok play.

"It's picked up a little bit," Fulford said of his recruitment. "I think initially he was locked in to going to West Virginia and they were taking a look at him in a different role. They wanted more of a quick point guard to compliment Hinds."

"Once those two parted ways on that then the recruitment picked back up from other guys," he added. "There's a lot of people that have picked it up as of late."

At this point Mississippi and Duquesne are his only two scholarship offers.

"Both USC and Indiana assistant coaches said he's definitely good enough," he said. "Duquesne has been the most aggressive on that end."

"I know he wants to go out to USC and Indiana was at the game on Tuesday so that one has come quick. I'd say he will want to take some visits to compare. He hasn't taken any yet."

Aniefiok has already taken the ACT and with Huntington's season winding down they'll likely set up official visits in the near future

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