Earlier this week, West Virginia’s standout guard Kysre Gondrezick announced her decision to forgo her final season of eligibility and enter her name into the WNBA draft.
Gondrezick’s playing time at West Virginia was not four or five years, but when she was on the floor she made an impact and will be remembered as one of the best scorers in recent history for West Virginia women’s basketball.
Gondrezick first came to West Virginia after playing her freshman year in 2016-2017 at the University of Michigan. At Michigan, she was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team and the All-Big Ten Second Team.
After leaving Michigan, Gondrezick decided to come to West Virginia. After sitting out her sophomore year, she was able to step foot on the floor for the Mountaineers for the first time in the 2018-2019 season.
In 2018-2019, she got off to a fast start. Gondrezick averaged 13.2 points per game, and averaged 4.0 assists per game, but then sat out the rest of the season due to personal reasons.
In 2019-2020, Gondrezick was one of the better players on WVU’s roster. Gondrezick averaged 15.3 points per game, averaging 3.6 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game. Gondrezick was an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention, West Virginia’s leading scorer, and had nine games where she scored 20 points or more.
This past season was Gondrezick’s best. Yet again, she was one of the most consistent and best players on this year’s team. Gondrezick averaged 37.3 minutes per game, playing in 28 of the team’s 29 games and starting all games that she played. Gondrezick averaged 19.5 points per game, 4.5 assists per game, and led the Mountaineers to a second place finish in the Big 12 and a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Gondrezick scored 20 or more points in 15 games, including a 30 point outing against TCU.
Gondrezick finishes her West Virginia career scoring more than 1,000 points as a Mountaineer and averaged the most amount of points per game by a Mountaineer since the 2005-2006 season. Gondrezick will look to become the 10th player from West Virginia to be taken in the WNBA draft.
Photo by Dale Sparks, WVU