Relph Visits WVU campus

With the football team away from home this weekend, the Mountaineer basketball coaching staff took center stage by hosting a basketball visit.

Tyler Relph, a 6-0, 165-pound guard from McQuaid High in Rochester, N.Y., is one of the prime targets for coach John Beilein's first full recruiting class at WVU. Relph was on campus this weekend to get a firsthand look at the WVU program.

Relph is a three-time City-Catholic All-Star in Rochester, and he has scored 1,248 points thus far in his career. As a junior, he was the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle's Greater Rochester Player of the Year after averaging 20.0 points and 4.9 assists. He helped carry McQuaid to a top 25 spot in the USA Today and a berth in the state's Class A finals.

An outstanding shooter, Relph hit 46.5 percent from three-point range last year. He's earned the attention of a number of colleges, but it appears that he's narrowed his list to West Virginia and Rhode Island. Tyler had been down to WVU previously on unofficial visits, and the Mountaineers hope this trip of the official variety will be the final piece needed to convince Relph to commit to Beilein.


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