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Basketball Recruiting

Breaking: Marshall transfer Jarrod West chooses Louisville

March 31, 2021

For four years Jarrod West was the standout guard for the Marshall Thundering Hurd. The 5-foot-11 guard from Clarksburg, West Virginia entered his name in the portal just a few weeks ago and in an instant, he heard from nearly ten high-major programs and coaches were in hot pursuit.

So, what do these coaches see in West? The four-year standout at Marshall scored over 1,200 points in his college career and was one of the top two-way guards not only in his conference but, in the nation. He remained consistent over his four years with the program proving himself not only as an elite three-level scorer but also as a defensive menace.

Don’t let his size fool you, this man will compete night in and night out.

Last season, he averaged 12.5 points, 6.3 assists, and over two steals per game. His shooting spreads are also a major reason coaches are heavily involved. One word I mentioned when talking about his shooting is his efficiency, he shot 45% from the field and over 40% from the three-point range, which is pretty good spreads at the guard spot.

But now, he’s got a decision to make and he will choose between Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Ohio State.

“I’m headed to Louisville,” West told

So, Chris Mack and the staff get a guy they prioritized right when he hit the portal and West discussed that decision with

Why Louisville for Jarrod West?

“Louisville, because I think they have a great tradition. I like the coaching staff and they have been very consistent in their recruitment with me. Louisville is a winning program in a Power 5 conference with a coach who has been very successful now at multiple schools.”

What ultimately sealed the deal?

“I think the amount of interest they’ve shown in the past week and how much they have emphasized and prioritized me. That’s something that definitely went a long way for me.”

How will your game fit in this system?

“I fit because I can shoot and run the pick and roll at a high and efficient level. And defensively I feel like I can go with anyone in the country. My leadership, work ethic, and determination to win is something that really fits Louisville and their coaching staff.”

What separated Louisville from the others?

“I think the fit, the opportunity, how much they’ve shown that they want me, and the stage that they’re on is all apart of the reason I chose Louisville. Coach Mack believes that they have the pieces to compete for championships and that’s something that excites me.”

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