Nyarsuk Signing Announcement

West Virginia University basketball coach Bob Huggins has announced the signing of David Nyarsuk to a national letter of intent for the 2010-11 academic year.

Nyarsuk, a 7-foot-1, 230-pound center, is currently attending Mountain State Academy in Beckley, W.Va., playing basketball for coach Rodney Crawford.

A native of Juba, Sudan, Nyarsuk attended The Patterson School in North Carolina last year, where he averaged 10.1 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game, playing for coach Chris Chaney.

Nyarsuk came to the United States as part of the African Hoop Opportunities Providing an Education (A-HOPE) Foundation in 2008. A-HOPE is a non-profit charity that helps student-athletes from Africa, who do not have the means to advance their education in their home countries, with educational opportunities in the United States.

"We're excited about David's ability to be a game changer at the defensive end of the floor," says Huggins. "His ability to change shots around the basket, as well as run the floor, will fit well into what we want to do at both ends of the floor. David is an extremely hard worker which is what we have prided ourselves on."

Nyarsuk joins Noah Cottrill, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard from Logan, W.Va., in this year's recruiting class.

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