Final Steps

Elijah Macon has had a long, twisting journey from high school to college. He's topping a final injury recovery hurdle before completing that trip.

After completing his prep season at Brewster Academy and playing in the Scott Brown Classic in Beckley, W. Va., forward Elijah Macon underwent surgery on his left wrist to repair a break. He recently had the cast from that procedure removed, and is now beginning rehab prior to enrolling at West Virginia.

"I've been able to play with it on, because the doctors put a short cast on it and it's not my shooting hand," Macon said. "There is one pin that will stay in there, but I'm ready to start rehabbing it. I'm not sure what West Virginia will have me do [in the rehab process], but I'm ready to start."

Just what his enrollment date at West Virginia is remains to be seen, but Macon expressed confidence that he will finally make it to the University City.

"I will be good to go," he said of enrolling and playing this year.

Macon originally committed to WVU in 2009, but reopened his recruitment the following summer. in 2011, during his senior season at Huntington Prep, he recommitted to WVU, and signed with the Mountaineers on Nov. 10. However, he fell short of qualifying standards, and spent the past season at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire.

WVU head coach Bob Huggins, speaking on the MetroNews Statewide Sportsline, indicated that he felt confident that all of the forwards in this year's class would qualify and be on campus by the start of the fall semester.

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