Arizona Basketball: Incoming guard Kerr Kriisa will bring intensity

With the 2020-21 Arizona Basketball season still months away at this point, there is still a lot to look forward to, and that includes incoming guard, Kerr Kriisa!

For those still looking for the latest Arizona Athletics action and news, it was a particularly busy weekend as an Arizona Basketball fan. That is if you happened to be paying attention to incoming guard Kerr Kriisa taking part in the Baltic Way Cup.

Just days ago we highlighted how Kerr went off in the Estonian National teams’ game against Lithuania. Scoring 26 points on 8-12 shooting from three, pacing Estonia to the 92-85 win in order to advance to the Championship.

Aside from his stellar play in that game, what also drew attention to me was his fieriness in that game. In an interview following the game, Kerr corrected the interviewer, stating; “It doesn’t matter that it was a friendly match,” he said. “They came with EuroLeague and EuroCup players. Don’t take it away from us. Stop talking!”

Gotta love the competitiveness!

So much, that two days later, he and is team went and won the Baltic Way Cup Championship, routing Latvia by an 84-67 final!

Not quite putting up the same impressive stat line as the game before, Kerr would play for just 20 minutes, scoring eight points and dishing four assists on 2-9 shooting (2-7 from three).

He would even be pulled from the game after being assessed a technical foul for talking trash against a Latvian player! That’s the kind of attitude Arizona needs.

In my personal opinion, the Wildcats haven’t had that sort of confidence and fieriness, especially at the guard position since T.J. McConnell left, and with Kerr and James Akinjo incoming, both will more than fill in that gap in a big way!

In case you need a reminder of how much potential Kerr has, just take a look at some of his highlights!

Anyways, at Zona Zealots, we’re excited to see Kerr finally arrive to campus and can’t wait to see what he can do! As always, Bear Down, Arizona!