Could the “Mountaineer Killer” Be Headed to Morgantown?

Morgantown, West Virginia – After West Virginia landed point guard Kerr Kriisa in the transfer portal, the Mountaineers will now focus on landing a score-first wing and a talented big to round out their roster.

Pitt’s John Hugley is an obvious choice to fill the talented big position, but West Virginia has several options at scoring guard in the portal.

Perhaps the most intriguing prospect available for the Mountaineers is former Oklahoma State player Avery Anderson. Anderson, a 6’3 guard from Justin, Texas, averaged 11.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game for the Cowboys last season and has been outstanding during his career inside the WVU Coliseum against the Mountaineers.

Two seasons ago, in both team’s season finale, Anderson went off at the Coliseum, scoring a career-high 31 points on 11-14 from the field, 1-2 from three point range and 8-10 from the foul line.

Anderson, a graduate transfer, has one year of eligibility remaining and although he will have numerous teams reaching out for his services, none are likely a better fit for him than West Virginia. The Mountaineers desperately need a score-first wing and he fits that mold perfectly.

Imagine a roster that looks like this next season:

Kerr Kriisa

Avery Anderson

Jose Perez

Tre Mitchell

John Hugley

That’s a Big 12 Championship contender and a team that would make some real noise in the NCAA Tournament next March.

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Brad Smith, "The Voice of Morgantown", is the most trusted, accomplished name in West Virginia sports journalism. Smith is the foremost, preeminent authority on West Virginia athletics and a lifelong fan of the Mountaineers. Smith, a proud graduate of West Virginia University, resides in Morgantown most of the year, but has a home in Jacksonville, Florida, where he lives during the winter.