Junior-college guard Tajzmel Sherman commits to West Virginia

Collin College guard Tajzmel Sherman committed to West Virginia on Wednesday. he averaged 25.9 points per game this season. (Collin College photo)

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — By simply taking off his hoodie and showing off a West Virginia T-shirt underneath, Tajzmel “Taz” Sherman added his name to the Mountaineers’ roster.

The 6-foot-4 combo guard from Collin College (McKinney, Texas) made his college decision official on his Twitter account Wednesday, the first day of the spring signing period, and then signed his national letter-of-intent. West Virginia can not make an official announcement until it receives the letter.

Sherman was a high priority for the Mountaineers, who are coming off a 15-21 season and are looking to rebuild a roster that still has two openings, three if center Sagaba Konate leaves for the NBA Draft.

Sherman was fourth in junior college’s upper division, averaging 25.9 points, while shooting 39 percent from 3-point range. He also averaged 4.8 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game and shot 87 percent from the foul line and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Collin College finished 26-6 this season.

He will join a recruiting class that includes five-star forward Oscar Tshiebwe from Kennedy Catholic (Pa.) and Cincinnati Moeller point guard Miles McBride.

Sinclair (Dayton, Ohio) Community College guard Sean McNeil committed to the Mountaineers on Sunday and is also expected to sign his letter-of-intent during the signing period.

The Mountaineers’ roster has seen its share of turnover, beginning with the dismissals of forwards Esa Ahmad and Wes Harris in February.

Since then, guards Beetle Bolden and Trey Doomes and forwards Andrew Gordon and Lamont West announced their transfers. Bolden has since landed at Alabama and West signed with Missouri State.

Earlier this month, Konate announced he was seeking an evaluation from the NBA that could lead to him entering the draft. He has until April 21 to enter the draft, but could still return to school by the May 29 deadline. Konate also has the option of returning to school after May 29, as long as he is not selected in the draft and terminates all dealings with any professional agent.

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