MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — The West Virginia Mountaineers’ basketball team has been decimated by the transfer portal this offseason following the arrest and resignation of Bob Huggins.
However, Jay Kuntz, the Director of Personnel/Recruiting at WVU, is a miracle-worker and continues to attract top talent available in the transfer portal.
Moments ago, the Mountaineers landed Quinn Slazinski, a 6’9 forward from Houston, Texas, who played at Huntington Prep in West Virginia during high school, where he averaged 14.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists on a balanced team that posted a 20-5 record. Slazinski was selected to the All-USA West Virginia Boys Basketball Team second team.
After high school, Slazinski played at Louisville for two seasons before transferring to play for Rick Pitino at Iona, where he averaged 11.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game last season. When Pitino took the job at St. John’s Slazinski followed his coach there, but ultimately decided to re-enter the transfer portal yesterday.
Slazinski was one of the top names available in the portal and West Virginia is an absolutely perfect fit. The Mountaineers desperately needed an interior player after losing Tre Mitchell, Mohamed Wague and James Okonkwo to the transfer portal this offseason and Slazinski fills that void.
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) July 20, 2023