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Newly Committed Transfer Quinn Slazinski Arrives on WVU’s Campus



Quinn Slizinski
Iona College Athletics

Newly committed WVU transfer Quinn Slazinski arrived in Morgantown on Sunday. Slazinski officially entered the transfer portal on Thursday and pledged his commitment to West Virginia just hours later that day.

Slazinski posted pictures of the basketball practice facility and the coliseum on his Instagram.

Slazinski (6-foot-8) transferred to St. John’s earlier in the spring after head coach Rick Pitino took the job. Slazinski played the previous two seasons at Iona under Pitino, appearing in 40 games over that span. The Houston, Texas native averaged 11.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in just seven games for the Gaels. Slazinski dealt with knee and ankle injuries last season and was eventually shut down by Pitino for season-ending surgery in January.

Slazinksi began his career at Louisville under Chris Mack, committing from Huntington Prep. Out of high school, Slazinski was a three-star prospect.

Slazinski, at the moment, has one year of eligibility remaining but could be granted another year for a medical redshirt.

West Virginia’s basketball program has experienced a great week with the commitment of Slazinski and the return of Jose Perez. Perez exited the transfer portal late Friday night after considering other schools. Perez was heavily recruited by Cal, Gonzaga, Michigan, Oregon and others during his two weeks in the transfer portal. Perez and Slazinski add to the needed depth at the wing position.

WVU’s coaching staff has two more spots to fill during the offseason. WVU currently has 11 players on the roster: RaeQuan Battle (G), Jeremiah Bembry (G), Jesse Edwards (C), Josiah Harris (F), Kobe Johnson (G), Kerr Kriisa (G), Jose Perez (G), Omar Silverio (G), Quinn Slazinski (F), Patrick Suemnick (F) and Seth Wilson (G).

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