An impressive visit has convinced one of the last holdouts in the 2010 class Kevin Noreen to play in the Big East.
After looking closely at Arkansas, Northwestern, Providence and in particular Washington State, Noreen signed scholarship papers with West Virginia after his visit to the school.
"Kevin is coming home for a day or two and then headed right back to West Virginia for summer school," said Noreen's travel team coach Jeremy Miller of Minnesota Pump N Run. "The mix of coaching and the fit for him there gave West Virginia the edge over the other schools. He likes the way they play, and they want to utilize his passing and shooting skills. The coaches said they have a big need for his passing ability.
"Kevin also wants to major in Sports Management, and their program is one of the best in the country. You have the involvement of Jerry West. The academic component played a big part in the decision."
Noreen, a 6-foot-10, 217-pound forward from Minneapolis (Minn.) Transitions Charter School, joins four-star guard Noah Cottrill and David Nyarsuk and Darrious Curry in the 2010 West Virginia recruiting class.
Noreen had signed with Boston College but opened up his recruitment after Al Skinner left as head coach.