Myles Douglas perfectly fits the profile for one of West Virginia's remaining opening recruiting slots in the Class of 2017. The rangy forward (6-7, 195 lbs.) has a versatile offensive game, with a jump shot ranging out to the 3-point line, and also can drive the ball to get to the hoop.
"I'm working on playing through contact and making my jumper more consistent," Douglas told BlueGoldNews.com after receiving his WVU offer. "I think my versatility is my strongest point right now, and I'm working on attacking the basket and converting."
With the Mountaineers looking for just such versatility in a wing recruit in the 2017 class, Douglas appears to fit all those criteria. His adaptability stretches to styles of play.
"It really doesn't matter to me what style I play," he said of any preferences he has among teams recruiting him in college. "I can go up and down, or set it up. I know West Virginia likes to press a lot, and I like the way they share the ball."
Douglas has gotten strong attention from both associate head coach Larry Harrison and head coach Bob Huggins, who have taken in some of his summer play and contact him frequently. While he's not ready to begin narrowing down schools or posting top five lists just yet (he says he's still open to all interest), he has been to West Virginia for one camp, and liked what he saw of the facilities, coaches and players.
Douglas is currently playing for Team Takeover, and has played in summer events in Kentucky, Atlanta and New Orleans as well as in his home DMV (Delaware/Maryland/Virginia) area.
A rising junior, Douglas claims offers from Maryland, Miami, USC, Richmond and Temple as well as West Virginia. A number of other schools are expressing interest, and it won't be any surprise to see more climb on board with offers over his final two high school seasons.