We are still months away from the 2022-23 Arizona Basketball season, but one player that could be poised to make a big jump this season is Kerr Kriisa.
Over the past couple of months, we’ve seen a bit of turnover with the Arizona Basketball roster. As we all know, Tommy Lloyd and the Cats lost Bennedict Mathurin, Dalen Terry, and Christian Koloko to the NBA Draft.
Beyond that, Justin Kier graduated and Shane Nowell has since transferred from Arizona to UNLV. Well, luckily for us, Arizona went to quick work by adding several solid pieces for 2022-23 which include Kylan Boswell, Courtney Ramey, Cedric Henderson Jr., and Henri Veesaar among others.
The Wildcats also return a few crucial pieces for this coming season, namely Azuolas Tubelis, Pelle Larsson, and Kerr Kriisa most notably among a few others.
While a few players should emerge as the leaders and key pieces for Arizona Basketball next season, one player that stands to make a big jump is Kerr Kriisa.
Coming to Tucson as a highly-touted player from Europe, Kerr showed glimpses in his first full season last year with the Wildcats, en route to becoming a key starter and contributor. And as we head into the 2022-23 season, Kriisa should see an increased role with the Wildcats.
However, like several other Wildcats this summer, luckily Kerr has been staying busy making preparations for the upcoming season.
Competing in the FIBA EuroBasket Tournament for the past few weeks, Kerr has taken on some of the best, which includes NBA Superstar Luka Dončić, as well as former Wildcat Lauri Markkanen among several others.
Making a name himself at the international level while competing with the Estonian National Team, so far, Kerr has appeared in four games in the tournament, averaging 10.5 points and 6.3 assists per game.
All this competition and repetition should bode well for Kriisa with the 2022-23 season just around the corner. The hope is that with an extra year of development, Kerr could make a significant jump in 2022-23 and should be one of the Wildcats’ better players.
Either way, we are excited to see what Kerr can do this coming season, and here is just a small preview of what Wildcat fans could expect this season!