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Holton Enrolls, WVU Lists All Six Signees on Roster


Bob Huggins said he anticipates a full roster when his Mountaineers take the court in November and it looks like that just may be the case after all.

On Thursday, junior college transfer Jonathan Holton's name was added to the team's official roster, thereby adding the sixth and final piece to the puzzle of Huggins' 2013 recruiting class. West Virginia University's Twitter page announced the news that is now enrolled in school for the fall semester.

"Jonathan is a prototype Big 12 forward," Huggins said when Holton signed with WVU. "He can really score it off the bounce, play with his back to the basket, stretch defenses to make 3-pointers, as well as being a terrific offensive rebounder. He should give us immediate help on the front line."

Holton had been dealing with issues off the court as he was arrested for what was termed video voyeurism and subsequently left the Rhose Island program, where he had strung together a successful freshman campaign.

Holton pleaded no contest to the charge and was sentenced to two years of probation in addition to undergoing mental health counseling.

Last season, at Palm Beach State Community College, Holton averaged 17.5 points and 14.1 rebounds per game.

"I chose West Virginia because it was the best spot for me in that they needed a guy with energy who can rebound and score right away," Holton told SNY.tv in May. "I have a little experience under my belt.  I averaged 19 points and 18 rebounds last year.  I'm a huge fan of Coach [Bob] Huggins, how he runs his program and I feel he can help me get to the next level where I want to go."

Just last week, Elijah Macon enrolled in school, but he says his eligibility to play this season rather than sit out is still in question. Still, looking at the team's roster at this point now shows Holton, Macon, Nathan Adrian, Devin Williams, Brandon Watkins and Remi Dibo, and the staff has high hopes for the players they worked to bring to Morgantown. 

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