Kerr Kriisa, Arizona star guard, reportedly makes decision on future plans
Kerr Kriisa is planning to enter the transfer portal, according to a report.
That’s according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. As the report notes, Kriisa led the Pac-12 in assists this season.
NEWS: Arizona's Kerr Kriisa is entering the NCAA transfer portal, he told ESPN. Kriisa, who led the Pac-12 in assists while shooting 37% for 3, will be one of the most coveted players in the transfer market this spring. pic.twitter.com/92l4guDkxZ
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) March 22, 2023
Kriisa just finished his 3rd season at Arizona. He averaged 9.9 points and 5.1 assists per game this season. He also made 36.6% of his 3-point tries on a volume of 6.5 per game.
Despite Arizona’s regular season success with Kriisa often running the offense, that hasn’t translated to postseason success. The Wildcats fell to No. 15-seeded Princeton in the 1st round this year. Last season, Arizona reached the Sweet 16 but got knocked out as a No. 1 seed.
What it means for Arizona
Kriisa was likely to face competition for his role next season from freshman guard Kylan Boswell. This season, Boswell played in 35 games off the bench but showed flashes of potential stardom. He’s a former top-30 prospect and was considered one of the top point guards in the country for the class of 2022, per 247Sports Composite rankings.
Boswell averaged 4.6 points in just over 15 minutes per game while posting a 45% mark from the field and 39% from 3-point range. Boswell also had a 2-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.
Arizona should still field a very competitive team next season. The Wildcats will likely be considered amongst the favorites to win the Pac-12 in 2023-24. Arizona has not reached the Final Four since 2001.