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May 8, 2013

Hot-shooting JUCO forward joining WVU

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University basketball coach Bob Huggins reached back into the junior college ranks to complete his recruiting for the 2013-14 season, grabbing off another forward, Remi Dibo out of Casper (Wyo.) Junior College.

Dibo, 6-9 and 230 pounds, is one of the better shooters in junior college ranks.

This past year, as Casper went 24-8, he averaged 18.2 points a game.

Dibo averaged 12.3 points and 4.7 rebounds his first season at Casper, having played at Mountain State Academy in Beckley prior to the junior college.

His commitment comes a day after the signing of Jonathan Holton out of Palm Beach (Fla.) Junior College. Both players can score from the perimeter, but Holton also is an inside player and a superior rebounder.

Dibo shot 41.9 percent from 3-point range last year and 40.4 percent the previous season while Holton hit 39.6 percent for 3-point range this year. Holton, who still must take care of some legal and academic issues before enrolling at WVU, averaged 17.5 points and 14.1 rebounds last season.

Huggins already has signed four other forwards for this class in Nathan Adrian, Brandon William, Elijah Macon and Brandon Watkins, but they are not known as outside shooters.

This latest signing means Huggins has no scholarship left for Donte Grantham of Martinsburg, whom he also had been recruiting but had not gotten a commitment from.

Email Bob Hertzel at bhertzel@hotmail.com or follow him on Twitter @bhertzel.

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