The West Virginia Mountaineers added another piece to their 2017 recruiting puzzle by landing skilled forward Teddy Allen. The high scoring forward made his official visit to the school over the weekend before issuing his commitment.
A player who was a virtual unknown heading into July, Allen showed a unique skill level and ability to score the basketball at the end of the month in Las Vegas. While Allen isn't someone who will impress athletically, he has all the moves on the offensive end to be a productive player. He plays below the rim, but is crafty and can score on the block, he can face guys up and make shots from deep, and also he has a solid ability to handle the ball, especially against taller defenders who might not be comfortable on the block.
Allen is also a stylistically good match for Bob Huggins. Huggins always wants tough kids who will rebound and respond to his coaching. That is exactly what Allen is. He doesn't fit in a traditional box of what a player looks like or plays like, but in the generation of small ball he has a role. Allen should be a player that Huggins really likes, and responds to the physical style that West Virginia uses.
Allen also considered DePaul before making his decision and picking West Virginia.