Makes WVU Call

Mountain State head coach Rodney Crawford has confirmed that senior David Nyarsuk has signed a letter of intent with West Virginia University.

"He has committed, and he is set for West Virginia," Crawford told "He visited WVU when it opened practice, and that really opened his eyes to what it was all about. He really liked what he saw there."

Nyarsuk, a seven-footer from the Sudan, is an athletic, mobile big man who runs the floor extremely well. He is a defensive presence who could have an immediate impact on that end of the floor.

"He blocks shots and gets up and down the floor very well," Crawford said. "He is a great rebounder, and very athletic. He will need to work on and develop his offensive post game, but he has great physical skills."

Nyarsuk joins Noah Cottrill as a member of the 2010 recruiting class. He reportedly has all of his necessary transcripts and paperwork in order.

In a recent print edition of the Blue & Gold News, we provided this look at Nyarsuk.

David Nyarsuk (7-1, 240 lbs., Mountain State Academy/Beckley, W. Va.) is an athletic center with the defensive and rebounding intensity that Bob Huggins loves. Originally from the Sudan, Nyarsuk played last year at The Patterson School in North Carolina before transferring to Mountain State for this season.

Nyarsuk has solid post moves, and although his offensive range is limited to around ten feet or so, he has the tools to increase his scoring range. He also isn't afraid to be challenged, and while his strength, especially in the lower body, will have to improve, he mixes it up on both the offensive and the defensive ends. He has good timing in blocking shots and challenging for the ball on the boards, and has an understanding of the game that many imports lack.

Nyarsuk was in attendance at West Virginia's Midnight Madness event, and is certainly a player to watch for this class. will have more from Nyarsuk this evening.

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