Kysre Gondrezick leaves Michigan for West Virginia

Tony Paul
The Detroit News

The mystery surrounding Kysre Gondrezick has been solved.

Kysre Gondrezick is transferring to West Virginia after playing her freshman season at Michigan.

Gondrezick, Miss Michigan Basketball in 2016, is transferring to West Virginia, the university announced Friday.

Gondrezick spent her freshman season at Michigan, averaging 14.9 points over 33 games before leaving the team in March during its postseason run for what, at the time, was described as "personal reasons."

While she left the team early in its Women's National Invitational run, the Wolverines went on to win the WNIT championship.

Gondrezick will have to sit out this next season, per NCAA rules.

“We are thrilled to have Kysre join our Mountaineer family,” West Virginia coach Mike Carey said in a statement. “Kysre has the capability of playing several positions because of basketball IQ and her scoring abilities. She’s capable of making everyone around her better. Kysre’s passing abilities, along with her scoring prowess, make her a big-time threat.

"In addition to her athletic ability, she has a strong academic skill set, as well. Her tremendous skills will bring our program to the next level. We are extremely happy to have Kysre as a Mountaineer.”

Gondrezick, 19, led all Big Ten freshman in scoring this past season, while shooting 42.9 percent on 3-pointers and averaging 3.6 rebounds. The 5-foot-9 guard was Big Ten freshman of the week six times.

She attended high school in Benton Harbor, averaging 40.5 points as a senior. In one playoff game, she scored 72.

Gondrezick comes from a basketball family. Her dad played at Pepperdine, her mom at Louisiana Tech. Her sister, Kalabrya, is a guard at Michigan State.

Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico was not available for comment, a team spokesperson said.