Morgantown, West Virginia – According to sources, the West Virginia Mountaineers are scheduled to host two very talented players from the transfer portal.
West Virginia has visits scheduled with Caleb Grill a 6’3 shooting guard from Wichita, Kansas. Grill, who recently entered the transfer portal, averaged 9.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game while shooting 36.8% from three point range for the Iowa State Cyclones last season. Grill was dismissed from the team late in the season for “failing to meet program expectations”, although Grill later clarified that he was battling mental illness and regrets what led to his dismissal.
Getting Grill to visit Morgantown is big, but perhaps an even more important visitor will come this weekend when 6’11 center Jesse Edwards will reportedly be in town to meet with the team. Edwards, a senior one year of eligibility remaining, averaged a double-double last season with 14.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game for the Syracuse Orangemen.
In addition to Grill and Edwards, the Mountaineers will also host former Pitt player John Hugley. Hugley, a 6’9 forward from Cleveland, Ohio, sat out most of the season last year with mental health issues, averaged 14.8 and 7.9 rebounds per game for the Panthers during the 2021-2022 season.
West Virginia has had tremendous success landing players from the transfer portal, particularly if they can get the players on campus for a visit. With major players visiting Morgantown in the coming weeks, look for some high-profile players to make a commitment to play for the Mountaineers very soon.
Check out the 2022-2023 highlights from both Jesse Edwards and Caleb Grill below: