Two On Tap

West Virginia will host a pair of high school seniors this weekend who would be major additions to the program.

Shooting guard Terry Henderson and forward Elijah Macon are both very familiar with the Mountaineer program, but both will get the star treatment when they make official visits during one of the biggest weekends in West Virginia history.

With LSU and ESPN GameDay in town, the whole community will be buzzing, so both Henderson and Macon will see exactly the kind of excitement the Mountaineer program can generate.

Henderson, who is viewed as the missing piece to a squad that could challenge for national honors next year, is a smooth shooting perimeter player who can fill up the basket from almost any range. He's not just a scorer, however. He sees the floor well and makes sure to get his teammates involved in games. He doesn't force shots, and when he gets extra attention from defenders, he typically finds open teammates for good chances.

Following his WVU visit this week, he is also scheduled to travel to Maryland at the end of the month and Miami in October.

"Education, and basketball are the two things that are most important to him in picking a college," his father, also named Terry, told "He wants to be able to graduate and prepare for his future.

Macon is a familiar name for most followers of the Mountaineer recruiting scene. He committed to West Virginia more than two years ago, but then decided to reopen the process in March of last year. WVU kept in the mix, however, and now looks to be battling Pitt, Kansas State and Maryland for the long, rangy prospect.

"Everything is good with them," Macon said of West Virginia. "They are always going to be family whether I choose to go there or not. I can call Bob Huggins and just talk to him and stuff. He is just one of those people I can talk to."

Macon has worked hard to refine and improve all aspects of his game. Offensively, he's at his best facing the basket, and his long arms and quick jumping ability make him a strong rebounder.

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