Morgantown, West Virginia – Jordan McCabe has played for West Virginia since the 2020-2021 season, but he’s still very much connected with the Mountaineers and continues to help bring major talent to Morgantown.
McCabe, now 24, recently ended his collegiate career, finishing with the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels after three seasons with the Mountaineers. McCabe averaged 5.5 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in 18.7 minutes per game this past season.
After McCabe decided to transfer from WVU, he said, “West Virginia will always hold a very special place in my heart. Huggs has always told us what makes this state special is its people and that is very true.”
McCabe is a very connected, popular player with other players around the country and when transfers are considering whether to play for the Mountaineers or not, they often reach out to him for his thoughts.
That is precisely what happened in the case of West Virginia’s newest player, Kerr Kriisa. Kriisa, the top point guard available in the transfer portal, reached out to McCabe and wanted to hear about his time in Morgantown and why he decided to transfer.
Kriisa said the following on a recent podcast: “I talked to Jordan (McCabe) about his experience (with the Mountaineers) and how he thought I would fit and I got some great feedback from him. That was one of the biggest reasons why I decided West Virginia was the best spot for me.”
Although McCabe wanted to play his entire career at West Virginia, Miles “Deuce” McBride became one of the top players in the Big 12 Conference and McCabe’s playing time suffered because of that.
“I’m a competitor. When the games were being played, it was tough to sit back and not compete,” McCabe said after leaving WVU. “West Virginia was a great fit for me as far as being part of a family, but sometimes the right fit just doesn’t always work out.”
Kerr Kriisa: "I talked to Jordan McCabe about his experience (with the Mountaineers) and how he thought I would fit and I got some great feedback from him. That was one of the biggest reasons why I decided West Virginia was the best spot for me." #WVU
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) April 8, 2023