Morgantown, West Virginia – After landing five star transfer center Jesse Edwards, the West Virginia coaching staff will now turn its attention to Caleb Grill in hopes of rounding out its starting lineup with a proven Big 12 player.
Grill, a 6’3 senior guard from Wichita, Kansas, is exactly what the Mountaineers need to complete their starting rotation. He’s tough, he plays hard defense, he’s a winner, and perhaps most importantly, he can shoot the lights out from three point range.
West Virginia’s roster is very deep and talented, but it lacks a true three point threat. Kerr Kriisa is an exceptional passer. Jose Perez is an incredible leader. Tre Mitchell can do it all. Jesse Edwards is an elite rebounder and interior defender. The only thing missing is a player who has proven at this level that they can spot up and hit threes consistently.
Sure, Omar Silverio, who shot 35.8% from three point range last season, will be a threat from deep, but he has played 3 seasons as Hofstra and will need time to adjust to the pace and intensity of the Big 12 Conference.
Caleb Grill is a proven player at the highest level of college basketball. Last season, he dropped 31 points on 7-11 from three point range against the then-#1 ranked North Carolina Tarheels in the Phil Knight Invitational. Later in the year, he had 24 points on 8-12 from three at Texas Tech.
Although Grill struggled late in the season due to mental health issues, he was a consistent starter on a really good Iowa State team and would fit perfectly with the roster that Bob Huggins has already put together.
Grill will arrive in Morgantown late tonight and will stay through Tuesday. Huggins and his staff have been unbelievably successful at getting players to commit once they get them on campus so let’s hope that trend continues with Caleb Grill.