Kerr Kriisa has been suspended for nine games during the upcoming 2023-24 season after admitting to receiving impermissible benefits while enrolled at Arizona.

West Virginia, where Kriisa is now enrolled, announced the suspension in a news release on Tuesday. The Mountaineers said they were made aware of the situation in August. Kriisa will still be able to practice and travel with the team while serving the suspension.

“He accepts responsibility for his actions at Arizona and looks forward to joining his Mountaineer teammates on the floor,” West Virginia said in a statement.

It’s unclear what exactly Kriisa received that would be deemed an “impermissible benefit” in the era of NIL. It’s also unclear if this situation will impact Arizona, which is under probation for three years following an IARP decision on the NCAA infractions case against the school.

Kriisa averaged 9.9 points and 5.1 assists for Arizona last season, helping lead the Wildcats to a second consecutive Pac-12 Tournament crown as the team’s starting point guard. The 6-foot-3 guard started 70 of the 76 games he appeared in across three seasons with the program.

He elected to transfer this past offseason and landed in Morgantown. Kriisa then maintained that commitment to West Virginia after coach Bob Huggins resigned this summer.