WVU Basketball Signs Transfer Guard RaeQuan Battle
WVU’s basketball program announced the signing of Montana State transfer RaeQuan Battle on Friday morning. Battle committed to West Virginia on April 26.
“RaeQuan is an athletic, dynamic scorer who can score in a multitude of ways. He’s very crafty with the ball, changes speeds and utilizes the shot fake extremely well to create his own shot. RaeQuan is a terrific person, and we are excited to have him,” WVU head coach Bob Huggins said in a press release.
Battle (6-foot-5) entered the transfer portal this week, leaving Montana State after two years. Battle began his collegiate career at Washington. Battle started in all 35 games this past season, averaging 17.7 points on 47 percent shooting from the field, 35 percent from three and 83 percent from the free throw line. The Tulip, Wa. native scored 27 points against Kansas State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Battle was named to the All-Big Sky First Team during his senior year.
Battle did play with former WVU G Erik Stevenson during his time at Washington and has a connection with Emmitt Matthews as well.
Along with Battle, West Virginia currently has transfer commitments from Jesse Edwards (C – Syracuse), Kerr Kriisa (G – Arizona), Jose Perez (G – Manhattan) and Omar Silverio (G – Manhattan).