Morgantown, West Virginia – According to Joe Tipton of On3 Sports, Pittsburgh transfer forward John Hugley will visit West Virginia University later this month, April 21st through the 23rd.
Last season, Hugley was the Panthers’ leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 14.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. This season, however, was a very different story. A preseason knee injury forced him into only appearing in 8 games, averaging 8 points and 3.6 rebounds per game before deciding to sit out the rest of the season in December to “rehabilitate his mental and physical health.”
Back in 2019, the West Virginia coaching staff was all over Hugley, attempting to convince him to join the Mountaineers out of high school. Hugley, a 6’9 265 pound power forward from Cleveland Ohio, was a four star recruit at the time who ultimately ended up choosing to play for the Pitt Panthers.
When Hugley was a senior in high school, he put West Virginia in his Top 12 schools. Hugley, a former Top 100 player and four star recruit, ultimately narrowed his list to Kansas State, NC State and Pitt. However, he was heavily recruited by the Mountaineers and is very familiar with the West Virginia coaching staff. Although West Virginia failed to land him three years ago, playing for Bob Huggins would be a perfect situation for him to step into to prepare him for a future of playing professional basketball.
Hugley will also visit Nebraska on April 17-19. Interestingly enough, Arizona transfer point guard also visited both Nebraska and West Virginia, which leads one to believe that Hugley and Kerr could potentially be a package deal. Hugley and Kerr both recently followed each other on Instagram and could be looking to link up as a duo at their next school.
Pitt transfer John Hugley will take an official visit to West Virginia on April 21-23, he tells @TiptonEdits. He will also visit Nebraska April 17-19. Could Hugley and Kerr Kriisa be a package deal? Both visiting Nebraska and #WVU.
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) April 4, 2023