The West Virginia basketball roster has gone through tremendous changes over the last month.
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — The West Virginia basketball roster looks different than it did last season and it’s even completely changed since last month. With the additions of Quinn Slazinski and Jose Perez this week, the Mountaineers are once again in position to be a highly competitive team next season.
Here’s how the current roster and depth chart looks for the team at this moment:
STARTER: Kerr Kriisa, 6’3 guard, Junior – The on-the-court leader of the team, Kriisa is a terrific shooter and an outstanding playmaker/passer. He will need to improve his effort defensively but will be one of the top point guards in the conference this season.
Jeremiah Bembry, 6’6 guard, Freshman – Great size and length, but lacks experience at the college level due to an injury last season.
Kobe Johnson, 6’3 guard, Junior – Extremely talented player who needs to find his role on the team. In a crowded back court, unfortunately he could see limited minutes.
STARTER: Jose Perez, 6’5 guard, Redshirt Senior – Elite scorer who has improved his range and shooting, Perez is a key cog to the Mountaineers’ lineup and could lead the team in scoring.
Omar Silverio, 6’3 guard, Senior – Veteran presence who can score and provide big minutes in the West Virginia back court this season. Very solid defender and underrated three point shooter.
Seth Wilson, 6’1 guard, Junior – Microwave scorer and instant offense off the bench, Wilson is perhaps the team’s best shooter right now.
STARTER: RaeQuan Battle, 6’5 guard, Senior – Has wowed onlookers since arriving in Morgantown, Battle is the team’s most athletic player and is ready for a major breakout season for the Mountaineers.
Josiah Harris, 6’7 forward, Sophomore – Showed tremendous upside as a freshman last season, Harris will be called on to provide increased minutes off the bench this season.
Ofri Naveh, 6’7 forward, Freshman – Talented player from Israel who has not officially signed with the team yet but is expected to do so soon. Has NBA potential, but is still very raw.
STARTER: Potential Transfer Addition, 6’9 forward, Senior – Top 50 recruit out of high school, former five star player who has a lot of experience at major programs and will instantly be one of the top interior defenders in the Big 12 Conference.
Quinn Slazinski, 6’9 forward, Senior – Slazinski would start almost anywhere else, but will likely be the first player off the bench and see big minutes for the Mountaineers. Proven player who can shoot, rebound and defend.
Pat Suemnick, 6’8 forward, Junior – Suemnick really played well in limited minutes last season and is a very solid reserve.
STARTER: Jesse Edwards, 6’11 center, Senior – One of the best defenders in the conference, Edwards is a double-double machine and the backbone of this team. West Virginia hasn’t had a center with Edwards’ level of talent in years.
West Virginia needs to add a backup center and will likely wait for a player to become available prior to the start of the season. This is a need that they will need to fill.