Transfer Addition Kerr Kriisa Gives West Virginia Big-Time Playmaker
West Virginia picked up a commitment from Arizona transfer guard Kerr Kriisa on Wednesday. Kriisa will bring his playmaking and shooting ability to Morgantown this season.
Kriisa shot 37 percent from three last season for the Wildcats and was second in the Pac-12 in assists. The Estonia native had seven games with eight assists or more. Kriisa also recorded a triple-double against Southern with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. Kriisa can set his teammates up and set himself up as well for a good shot.
So what does this mean for WVU basketball?
Kriisa will join a core of Tre Mitchell, Jose Perez and Joe Toussaint as the coaching staff will continue to fill out the rest of the team through the transfer portal. Kriisa can be the best true point guard West Virginia has had in years.
Kriisa can come in and be the floor general for the Mountaineers as he has other scorers around him. Expect Kriisa to increase his usage rate from Arizona as he will be one of the key factors in the offense. Kriisa averaged 9.9 points and 5.1 assists this past season.
Kriisa’s decision may continue the domino effect that was started on Friday by Jose Perez opting in for his fifth season.
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Luckily for West Virginia, the team will have Kriisa for potentially two seasons.