Thursday Headlines read: Kerr Kriisa and Koby Brea Version

If you are a fan of the Kentucky Wildcats, then Wednesday was an awesome day as the basketball program landed two more commitments for the 2024-25 season.

Dayton transfer Koby Brea was the first addition to the roster on Wednesday as he announced he would be taking his talents to Kentucky.

Brea was a 3-point shooting machine last season, averaging 11.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.2 assists while shooting 49% from 3.

In an interview with ESPN, Brea said it was always his dream to be a Wildcat.

“Growing up, I was told I was dreaming too big whenever I’d say my dream was to play for the University of Kentucky,” Brea said. “I feel like God does everything for a reason, and He has put me in a position where I’m able to play for my dream school in my last year of college, while playing for something bigger than myself.”

A perfect fit for Mark Pope’s system and a massive get for the Wildcats heading into next season.

The second domino that fell on Wednesday was former Arizona and West Virginia guard Kerr Kriisa committing to the Cats.

Kriisa is another sharpshooting guard, as he averaged 11 points, 4.7 assists, and 2.5 rebounds last season while shooting 42% from 3.

The biggest blemish on Kriisa’s game is the 2.9 turnovers per game, but hopefully we see that number drop back to the 1.3 range we saw his freshman year.

While at BYU, Pope actually recruited Kriisa twice. The first was in 2020 when Pope flew to Lithuania to try and secure his commitment out of high school. The second was when he was looking for a new home after leaving Arizona. The third time proved to be the charm for Pope.

Pope’s roster now sits at eight with these two additions, and he is now just a couple of pieces away from putting together a very good roster in year one as the Kentucky head coach.

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