Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles Jr. have played their final game for West Virginia, but there’s certainly room for optimism regarding the future.
The incoming arrival of 4-star Kaukauna (Wi.) point guard Jordan McCabe is a fairly significant reason for that optimism.
Although he quite likely won’t fill Carter’s shoes right out of the gates, nor should he be expected to, McCabe will provide an elite offensive skill set and is set to join the Mountaineers as a state champion and the latest Mr. Basketball in Wisconsin.
McCabe’s offensive skills helped him earn the nickname “The New White Chocolate” in the eighth grade. His developing skills were being compared to former NBA player Jason Williams at that time.
When he was only 12 years, old, McCabe was drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters and performed with iconic Globetrotter legend Curly Neal before he was a teenager.
But words don’t exactly do justice for just how impressive McCabe was throughout his final season among the high school ranks. His insane senior season mixtape, however, can do just that.
247Sports provided an in-depth evaluation on McCabe’s expansive skill set:
“McCabe is a flashy dribbler and playmaker who also knocks down open threes with regularity. Albeit on the smaller side by today’s college standards, McCabe possesses solid quickness as well and is a fairly complete player to be so young. As he matures, ideally he’ll grow another inch or two and certainly should continue to gain strength. The fact that he’s comfortable in pick and roll makes him all the more enticing as a prospect.”
A 5-foot-10 floor general, McCabe is ranked as the nation’s No. 104 player, No. 19 point guard and the No. 3 player in Wisconsin, per the 247Sports Composite. He headlines Bob Huggins’ four-man class, which also includes 4-star power forward Derek Culver, 3-star shooting guard Trey Doomes, and JUCO power forward Andrew Gordon.