MORGANTOWN, W.Va — West Virginia landed another talented player from the transfer portal when former four star prospect RaeQuan Battle committed to play for the Mountaineers.
Battle, a 6’5 guard, averaged 17.7 points while shooting 46.9% from the field and 35.3% at Montana State last season. Battle spoke with Tony Caridi and explained his decision to commit to the Mountaineers.
“The home feel,” Battle answered when asked why he chose West Virginia. “As soon as I got there, coach Jay Kuntz made me feel comfortable. Obviously Coach Bob Huggins was a great man to meet in person. He actually came down from his cabin so it was short notice going on this visit and an assistant coach drove up from Atlanta which is pretty far away so just having them all make it out there for me alone made it really feel like home already.”
When asked what he was looking for in a program when he entered the transfer portal, Battle said the following: “Just something new. With the portal these days, there’s a lot of uncertainty so I just wanted to find a place that would put me in a position to win a national championship, win another league championship and make some money during my career after school.”
Enjoyed chatting with the newest member of @WVUhoops @RaeQuanBattle https://t.co/boi6JJlD2Q
— TonyCaridi (@TonyCaridi) April 27, 2023
With addition of Battle, the starting lineup for the Mountaineers next season will likely be the following: