Top European prospect Kerr Kriisa committed to Arizona on Saturday.
The 6-foot-2 point guard from Estonia chose the Wildcats over BYU, Oregon and Syracuse.
“What stood out to me about Arizona was the coaching staff and my belief that this place is best for my development,” Kriisa, 19, told ESPN.
Kriisa played in the Lithuanian National Basketball League (NKL) on an amateur contract this season, averaging 14.8 points and 6.0 assists per game and shooting 39.0 percent from 3-point range.
He was the MVP of the Adidas Next Generation Tournament in Kaunas, Lithuania, in 2019 and participated in the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders Global Camp that year in Charlotte, N.C.
Arizona coach Sean Miller’s squad lost seven of the top eight players from a team that finished 21-11 overall and 10-8 in the Pac-12 in 2019-20.
“I hope I can help them a little bit with my experience,” Kriisa told 247Sports. “I play I believe way differently basketball than they are used to and I know my strengths and I think it’s a great fit with all of their talent.”
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