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Morgantown, West Virginia – Earlier today, West Virginia University got the best news possible when top point guard transfer Kerr Kriisa officially announced that he will play for the Mountaineers next season.
Kriisa, a 6’3 guard who led the Arizona Wildcats to a 28-7 record and a PAC-12 Championship this past season, will step in as West Virginia’s leader next year. Kriisa visited Morgantown a few weeks ago and then took a trip to Nebraska. However, he ultimately decided that West Virginia was the best fit for his future.
Although not yet confirmed (and may never be confirmed because NIL deals are typically kept under wraps), Jason Scheer, the Senior Editor/Publisher of Wildcat Authority and beat writer for the Arizona Wildcats said today that he believes Kriisa received a deal worth $500,000 to play for the Mountaineers.
In college athletics today, paying players this amount of money is almost mandatory to be competitive. While it may be hard for some traditionalists to accept, Bob Huggins and his coaching staff have realized that in order to win big, you have to bring in the best players and to bring in the best players, you are going to have to pay them large sums of money.
It’s rumored that Kerr Kriisa will get upwards of $500,000 in an NIL deal at #WVU.
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) April 5, 2023