It’s clear that Bob Huggins and the West Virginia Mountaineers have a special talent in Jordan McCabe.
A 4-star floor general out of Kaukauna, Wis., McCabe capped his high school career with a state championship and honors as Mr. Basketball in Wisconsin. Most recently, McCabe took part in the Scott Brown Memorial Classic and did so in impressive fashion, sharpshooting his way to a 3-point contest championship.
After hitting 18 of 25 to advance to the finals, McCabe needed to convert 13 attempts to tie and 14 to win.
He hit 18.
The headliner of West Virginia’s 2018 class, 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 12 years, old, McCabe was drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters and performed with Globetrotters legend Curly Neal.
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.”
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.