West Virginia has lost several players to the transfer portal over the last couple of weeks, but they have finally added a new player to the team.
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — The West Virginia Mountaineers have landed former Florida State point guard Jeremiah Bembry, according to Jeff Goodman!
Bembry, a 6’6 guard from Brooklyn, New York, visited Morgantown over the weekend and told me that he “absolutely loves it!” Bembry sat out last season with an injury, but according to Tomahawk Nation News, he chose Florida State out of high school over Stanford, Rutgers, Georgia Tech, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Oregon State. He averaged 13.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.0 blocked shots per game during his senior season.
From his Florida State Bio:
“In the mold of the great big point guards that allows the Seminoles to switch at all five positions…has the size and strength that will allow him to be successful in Florida State’s offensive and defensive systems…with his big body, he has the ability to play in the post and is a versatile defender…makes great decisions with the basketball…great on the defensive end of the court as his length (6-9 wingspan) is one of his greatest assets…will fit right into Florida State’s offensive scheme as a pass-first guard…an outstanding ball handler who has worked hard to adapt to his increased height during his career…a strong catch and shoot player who can lead the break, penetrate and shoot on the run…a lefthander but is ambidextrous and can finish at the rim with both hands…named as the 40th best prep point guard in the country by 247sports.”
Bembry has four years of eligibility remaining and will likely be the team’s backup point guard behind Kerr Kriisa, with potential to grow into a starting role in a few years. The Mountaineers desperately need depth at every position this season and Bembry will provide immediate help off the bench.
Florida State transfer Jeremiah Bembry is headed to West Virginia, he told me. The 6-6 point guard redshirted last season and will give the Mountaineers depth behind Kerr Kriisa this season.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) July 9, 2023