WVU Adds Basketball Transfer

WVU Adds Basketball Transfer


West Virginia University women’s basketball coach Mike Carey has announced the addition of guard Kysre Gondrezick on Friday. Gondrezick, a transfer, must sit out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Gondrezick, a native of Benton Harbor, Michigan, joins the program after a stellar freshman season at Michigan. She was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team (coaches and media) and to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team.

“We are thrilled to have Kysre join our Mountaineer family,” Carey said. “Kysre has the capability of playing several positions because of basketball IQ and her scoring abilities. She’s capable of making everyone around her better. Kysre’s passing abilities, along with her scoring prowess, make her a big-time threat. In addition to her athletic ability, she has a strong academic skill set, as well. Her tremendous skills will bring our program to the next level. We are extremely happy to have Kysre as a Mountaineer.”

She led all freshmen in the Big Ten with 14.9 points per game, while averaging 3.6 rebounds in 27.8 minutes per game. Gondrezick’s 42.9 three-point percentage (75-of-175) was third and her 2.3 three-pointers per game were fifth in the Big Ten. Gondrezick reached double-figure scoring in 24 of 33 games, which included eight consecutive games from Jan. 10 to Feb. 8. She produced 492 points, 119 rebounds, 93 assists and 38 steals in 33 games.

The guard was the Big Ten Freshman of the Week six times (Nov. 14, Dec. 26, Jan. 16, Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and Feb. 27). She was tabbed the USBWA Freshman of the Week, NCAA Starting Five and Big Ten Player and Freshman of the Week following a dominant performance against Northwestern, scoring 22 points, while adding seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals (Jan. 25). Near the end of the season, Gondrezick scored 19 or more points in four consecutive games, including 25 at Penn State (Feb. 26).

Prior to Michigan, Gondrezick was a standout at Benton Harbor High. She was given the coveted Michigan Miss Basketball award, selected as Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year, Detroit Athletic Club Female Athlete of the Year and named a Parade All-American. Also, she participated in the Jordan Brand Classic game. She averaged 40.5 points per game as a senior, including scoring 72 points in a high school playoff game. She graduated as the No. 2 scorer in Michigan girls basketball history with 2,827 points. Coming out of high school, the four-time all-state honoree was rated the No. 29 recruit from Blue Star Basketball. Academically, she was salutatorian at Benton Harbor.

Gondrezick’s father, Grant, played collegiate basketball at Pepperdine and played in the NBA, while her mother, Lisa Harvey-Gondrezick, won a national title in women’s basketball at Louisiana Tech. Gondrezick’s sister, Kalabrya, plays basketball at Michigan State.

Gondrezick joins four others who signed their NLIs to join the program next season: Naomi Davenport (Cincinnati Ohio/Trinity Valley Community College), Destiny Harden (Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park), Ashley Jones (Philadelphia, Pa./Neumann and Goretti Catholic) and Makayla Stanley (Glen Allen, Va./Glen Allen).

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    West Virginia University women’s basketball coach Mike Carey has announced the addition of guard Kysre Gondrezick on Friday. Gondrezick, a transfer, m
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    #8867

    Holy smokes!  Mad skills/Brains/Pedigree.  That is a stunning resume.  Any word on the reason she decided to become a Mountaineer?

     

    #9027

    She left Michigan in March in the middle of the NIT for personal reasons, and Michigan didn’t contest the transfer. No exact public reason, but no suspension or discipline or anything else was announced in the picture at Michigan.

    #9193

    We lost a couple but it seems we are gaining some real talent.

    #9266

    She left Michigan in March in the middle of the NIT for personal reasons, and Michigan didn’t contest the transfer. No exact public reason, but no suspension or discipline or anything else was announced in the picture at Michigan.

     

    The absence of anything negative is definitely a good thing but then I didn’t think Carey would bring anyone in with baggage.  Is there anything known about why she picked WVU?  Family connection, fit in the program, she’s got a thing for yellow and blue team colors, etc.

    #9310

    Carey is slowly building a very good program.  Every year you can see this program getting a little closer to being a top 10 team and staying there.

    #9397

    Carey is slowly building a very good program. Every year you can see this program getting a little closer to being a top 10 team and staying there.

    He has done an excellent job, and were it not for a preternatural run of knee injuries, WVU might have an even better resume, especially in the postseason.

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